Schoolchildren have sent their wedding wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of the royal wedding.

The youngsters handed over a giant jar of good luck messages to Sheku Kanneh-Mason – who will be performing at the wedding next Saturday – when he popped in for a masterclass.

Brighton College Prep School pupil Anouska Kill and friends asked teenage cellist Sheku if he would pass on the hundreds of paper hearts with messages from their classmates when he plays at the wedding ceremony next Saturday.

They also cheekily gave him a pair of lucky socks which they requested he wear on the big day.

Sheku, along with his talented musician siblings Isata and Braimah, are artists in residence at the Eastern Road school and perform regular masterclasses and concerts there for pupils and parents there.

Sheku took a call from Ms Markle in April who asked him if he would perform at the wedding after Harry had seen him perform at a charity concert in London.

The cellist, who made history after becoming the first black winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016, has had a meteoric rise to fame since then.

His album of classical pieces and arrangements of modern songs made number one in the classical charts and 18 in the main charts, making him the youngest cellist to feature in the countdown.

He said: “I actually have now met Meghan in person and she is just so natural and relaxed. She was lovely.

“I’m looking forward to the wedding day a lot although it is a bit surreal to think that about 50 million people are going to be watching me play.

“I’ll be wearing the lucky socks for sure.”

Harry and Meghan have said their nuptials would be “guided by tradition” but also reflect their personalities.

Meghan’s parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK to meet the royal family including the Queen ahead of the big day.

How are you planning to celebrate the royal wedding?

Let us know if you have a special celebration in mind by emailing