At 19 years of age, Sheku Kanneh-Mason was gearing up for a special weekend in May 2018. The young man was all set to play the cello alongside the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – but something came up. Shortly before he was due to take to the stage, he received a call from none other than Meghan Markle.
That summer, Kanneh-Mason was a student of the London-based Royal Academy of Music. His chosen instrument is the cello, and he’s reportedly something of a master when it comes to playing it. In fact, one of his performances in the British capital even caught the attention of someone notable – Prince Harry.