ROYAL wedding performer Sheku Kanneh-Mason has already had the full VIP treatment from a West Midlands executive transport firm as he prepares to take centre stage at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
LandFlight, which is based in Solihull, recently chauffeured the celebrated young cellist to and from a concert at the prestigious Newbury Spring Festival.
Next stop for the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year is Windsor Castle, where the teenage sensation will be performing at Harry and Meghan’s nuptials.
Sheku, whose debut album ‘Inspirations’ shot to the top of the classical album chart and to number 18 in the UK’s official album chart, will perform a cello solo at the royal wedding on Saturday.
He certainly hit the right note with LandFlight, which transported Sheku and his father Stuart to Newbury’s St Nicholas Church for the Spring Festival performance.
LandFlight director Danny Matthews said: “It was a real pleasure for us to look after Sheku’s travel arrangements.
“He’s not only a great talent but he is a lovely and charming young man too.
“We were delighted to be asked to provide our services to Sheku and his father Stuart and were very careful to take care of his prized cello which is more than 400 years old and very precious.”
The instrument in question is an ‘Antonius and Hieronymus Amati’ cello dating back to circa 1610 which has been loaned to Sheku from a private collection.
Danny added: “Sheku’s performance at Newbury was very well received and hopefully a good rehearsal for this Saturday’s performance at the royal wedding. We wish him and the happy couple well.”