During his marriage to Kate Middleton on April 29, Prince William will pay tribute to his late mother Diana.
The song “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”, heard at the funeral of the princess, will be played during the ceremony.
Diana, William’s mother, died in a car accident in 1997. She was 36 years old. At tomorrow’s wedding, the song “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer” will be played as a tribute to her. It will be the first song delivered during the ceremony.
This song was played at the end of Diana’s funeral and at the memorial service that marked the tenth anniversary of her death.
Wedding guests will also hear compositions by Bach, Edward Elgar and Benjamin Britten, among others.
“The couple have very, very strong ideas of what they want,” Christopher Warren-Green, the London Chamber Orchestra’s music director and conductor for the occasion, told People. “And after all, at the end of the day, it is their wedding. It’s a young couple’s wedding, and they should have what they want.”
The couple published the program of their marriage on Thursday, featuring a black-and-white photo by photographer Mario Testino.