Kanneh-Mason studies at the Royal Academy of Music, and it turns out he had a secret fan: Prince Harry saw him perform in London last summer and took note. Then, shortly before the wedding, Markle reached out to see if he'd be available to perform.
That meant canceling on his Los Angeles plans, and delaying his U.S. orchestral debut until a performance scheduled in Seattle for later this year. Kanneh-Mason seemed okay with that. He relished in the festivities, posting photos of himself being fitted for a suit, and posing with Bishop Michael Curry, the first African American to preside over the Episcopal Church, who delivered a sermon during Saturday's wedding.
In 2016, Kanneh-Mason won the BBC's best young musician award, becoming the first black musician to do so.
On Saturday, he played Franz Schubert's “Ave Maria,” Gabriel Fauré's “Après un rêve” and Maria Theresia von Paradis' “Sicilienne.”