Ellie Goulding talks about performing on Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding day

Five years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married on 29 April at Westminster Abbey, the British singer recounted her experience of singing the first song at Kate and William’s wedding reception at Buckingham Palace.

The 29-year-old singer chatted witht Vanity Fair’s Derek Blasberg about her Royal wedding performance while riding in a cab to the Burberry show in London. Goulding admitted that it was a nerve-racking experience.

“I did their first dance,” Goulding, who sang Elton John’s ballad Your Song, recalled. “I mean, talking about scary… I was so nervous that my hands were shaking like this,” she said before showing how nervous she was.

The Love Me Like You Do singer also opened up about meeting the Royal couple on their wedding day, in a 2014 interview with Marie Claire UK.

“I talked to William and Kate quite a bit,” she told the magazine. “They’re just a really awesome couple, lovely people, so I understand why people are fascinated by them.”