Ellie Goulding and James Blunt are getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The pair will get to sing for (and presumably meet with) Kate Middleton, British news site the Western Daily Press noted. Perhaps better known as the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is giving birth to another child, and Goulding and Blunt will be there to comfort the Duchess through music as her child is born, according to the Daily Press. The site went on to state that because the new baby will be fourth-in-line to the throne, the royal family is hoping for less of a media circus than the one that surrounded the birth of their son George in 2013.
The Daily Press spoke with insiders who said that Ellie, James, and Kate’s husband William will likely be the only people inside the hospital room with the exception of the nurses and hospital staff. This news comes after a very big year both professionally and personally for Ellie; the singer recently appeared as a mentor on TV reality show The Voice, and is rumored to be engaged to boyfriend Dougie Poynter. As if that weren’t enough, Goulding’s smash hit “Love Me Like You Do” is tearing up the pop charts and getting plenty of air time on radio. The song is featured on the soundtrack to the movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
Goulding, who sang at the wedding reception for Duchess Kate Middleton and Duke William, says that event was a life-changing one for her. In an article written by Adrian Thrills for Daily Mail, Ellie recalled the fateful day she was given the offer.
“I knew they [the Duke and Duchess] liked my songs, but I didn’t walk away from meeting William thinking it might lead to a gig at Buckingham Palace.”
Now, it appears the 28-year-old singer will again have her life changed. Blunt, a 41-year-old native of Tidworth in the U.K., dropped his most recent album Moon Landing in 2013. Music lovers might also recognize Blunt from the 2004 hit song “You’re Beautiful,” featured on his album Back To Bedlam.
Duchess Middleton’s pregnancy was announced at the beginning of September last year, and she is expected to have her child sometime this month. Vanity Fair believes the rumors that Kate Middleton will be having twins are groundless. Whatever the case, the whole world will likely be holding their breath as they await information on the name and gender of the baby, along with various details of his or her birth.
With reports coming in that “baby fever” is being spread rapidly, everyone is going to want a piece of the action. However, the Daily Mail notes that no members of the media will be allowed outside the hospital until Kate has been admitted so as to protect the privacy of the royal family and avoid the same press swarm that was present shortly after the birth of Kate and William’s first child George.