(LONDON) — The coming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is shaping up to be the wedding of the decade, and everyone from designers to caterers to photographers is hustling to get involved.
But one plucky DJ from South London directly asked the man himself.
Jevanni Letford, a Brixton-based DJ for Reprezent Radio, handed Prince Harry his business card during the royal couple’s visit to the station Tuesday. “I’ll DJ at your wedding,” he called out to the prince, who initially seemed confused by the small glittery card before grinning and – to Letford’s delight – quickly pocketing it.
The video tweeted by the artist has been circulated thousands of times.
“I’d love to have a chat with the bride and groom and see, firstly, what they wanted,” Letford, 28, told ABC News Thursday. “Take all the publicity aside and at the end of the day, it’s two people getting married. So the first thing I’d do is chat with them and see what they’re comfortable with, and I’ll put some ideas to them.”
Letford has wasted no time in researching and preparing his pitch. Speaking to Good Morning Britain Thursday, he said he has already thought through the song lineup, even suggesting a remix of the national anthem to play for Queen Elizabeth.
“I’d definitely play some Ed Sheeran,” Letford told Good Morning Britain of the English singer.
“I’d get a bit of Stormzy because Prince Harry loves his grime, and maybe Wiley because he got an MBE [a prestigious British award],” he said of two other English performers.
Grime music is an underground hip-hop themed genre that has exploded in popularity in recent years with the rise of South London artists like Stormzy. Wiley, known as the “Godfather of Grime,” is being honored for his services to music and in recognition of his pioneering the genre.
Letford, the DJ, already has a mix in mind that would combine Harry and Markle’s uniqueness and modernity with hallmarks of royalty and some appropriate tunes.
“With this wedding, it’s quite unique so there’d have to be an element of tradition,” Letford told Good Morning Britain. “But I’d throw in a few surprises as well … there’d be some cheese, too.”
Whatever the playlist, he told ABC News Thursday, it’s not about fame and fortune. “For me, this opportunity, if it happens, isn’t about the money,” Letford said.
“It’s about the experience and how I could use it to benefit the community in some way. If they offered it to me, I’d forgo any sort of payment in order to help the community.”
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