Magic in the Daylight

Prince Charles weds his Lady Diana in the century's grandest royal match

Charles who?" asked the singer, forgetting for the moment the Prince's warm admiration of her top notes. Her agent hastily explained, his client hastily accepted, and this week, Kiri Te Kanawa, originally from New Zealand and lately of the Royal Opera, will let her shimmering soprano loose on a three-minute anthem by Handel. She will be accompanied by a trumpet soloist and 95 other musicians drawn from three orchestras in which the bridegroom has taken a particular interest.

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