Can you guess which hit song Princess Eugenie chose for the first dance at her starry wedding? And what DID she mean by ‘Euge Got the Love’?
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It’s one of the key wedding questions – for the royals as much as the rest of us.
What song will you choose for your first dance?
Princess Eugenie recently revealed her that, when she took the floor with Jack Brookbank, they moved to the sound of You’ve Got the Love, the 2008 hit by Florence and the Machine.
And there was a sentimental reason for the choice, as she admitted when appearing on ‘Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time’ podcast.
‘That was our first dance, You’ve Got The Love, and it’s because when we first started dating – so Jack and I have been together for 13 years – we used to sing ‘Euge got the love’ not ‘you’ve got the love,” she laughed.
‘Nobody knows that,’ she then remarked. ‘That’s a real big nugget!’
As for the rest of the royals…
Princess Eugenie revealed during ‘Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time’ podcast that her first wedding dance with Jack Brookbanks was You’ve Got the Love by Florence and the Machine
Prince William and Kate Middleton
For their April 2011 royal wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton danced to Ellie Goulding’s rendition of Your Song by Elton John
William and Catherine chose a rendition of Your Song by Elton John, sung live at the reception by Ellie Goulding in April 2011.
Ellie previously admitted that her nerves were one of her stand-out memories from the performance – and said she thought she was going to be a decoy act for another big music artist.
The song has a connection to his mother Princess Diana – Elton had originally planned to sing the melody at her funeral in 1997.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall
Zara Phillip and Mike Tindall chose the classic ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ by Frank Sinatra for their first wedding dance in June 2011
When Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, walked down the aisle with England rugby star Mike Tindall, on June 30, 2011, they did so in the simple surroundings of Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
And when it came to her first wedding dance with Mike, Zara chose a classic: Frank Sinatra’s version of I’ve Got You Under My Skin.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
For their first dance at the couple’s May 2018 wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose Land of a Thousand Dances, by Wilson Pickett
Speaking for the trailer of their Netflix documentary, Harry and Meghan seemed a little hazy about the name of the classic they chose for the first dance.
Meghan said: ‘I just really wanted the music to be fun.’
Then she asked Harry: ‘Even our first dance. Song of a thousand dances? I always get it wrong,’ before singing a few of the lyrics such as ‘Mashed potato, do the alligator’.
She was right of course: Wilson Pickett’s version of the 1962 hit, Land of a Thousand Dances.
Lady Gabriella Windsor and Tom Kingston
Lady Gabriella Windsor and Tom Kingston danced to her favourite song, Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles, on their wedding day in May 2019
When Lady Gabriella Windsor married Tom Kingston in 2019, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent chose her favourite song, Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles.
To make matters more special, it was her sister-in-law, Sophie Winkleman, who performed it at the reception.
Speaking to the Daily Mail at the London Art Biennale, she said: ‘There were a few tears but I’m not sure if it was because they were moved or wanted me to stop!’
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden opted for ‘Sofias Brudvals’, a waltz written by Pelle Arhio and sung Per Bredhammar for their first dance for their wedding in June 2015
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden were married at the Swedish Royal Chapel on June 13, 2015.
The pair kicked off their lavish reception with ‘Sofias Brudvals,’ a waltz written by Pelle Arhio and sung by Swedish artist Per Bredhammar.
Later on in the evening, the couple made a drastic change with performances by Icona Pop and the late Avicii.
It was reported that dance music star Avicii performed even adapted the lyrics of one of his hit songs to: ‘I met Carl Philip in Ibiza, where we got to hang out and talk for some time’.
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