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Invictus Games singer Laura Wright talks to HELLO! about meeting Prince Harry

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Laura Wright is fast becoming one of the royal family's favourite singers. The mezzo-soprano has performed for the Queen at least half a dozen times, and also took to the stage to perform at the opening of Prince Harry's Invictus Games two years ago.

This week Laura will once again show off her vocal talents at the 2016 Invictus Games, which are taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Speaking exclusively to HELLO! Online, Laura, 25, has opened up about meeting the royal family and how this performance will differ to any other.


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Laura Wright will perform at the Invictus Games opening ceremony

"It is always such an exciting moment when you meet a royal," said Laura. "I always feel incredibly nervous! I've been lucky enough to meet most of the royal family at different events I've performed at."

For the Invictus Games, Laura has composed a special song with Gareth Malone OBE and the Invictus Choir. Hearing about the stories of the wounded servicemen and women – who are competing in the Paralympic-style tournament – has made the song all the more poignant.

"This performance and event is so unique," said Laura. "We have also written the underscore for the whole ceremony and during the writing process we have read and heard some of the stories of these competitors, it's made the whole process a lot more emotional."

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"I always feel incredibly nervous!" said Laura of meeting the royals

"The majority of the composing has been done by Gareth's specially formed Invictus Choir," she added. "I will be helping record some of the higher vocal lines and also helping the choir prepare for their performance. They have no experience of being on a huge stage or performing live so I will be helping take them through that and giving them the confidence to perform at their best!"

Laura is no stranger to performing in front of large crowds. The vocal powerhouse recently sang at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup last year.

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Laura has called the song-writing process "emotional"

"The World Cup was all about England and supporting our team, I felt so proud to be English," she said. "However Invictus is about one and all. Yes, teams compete against each other but they all embody the spirit of the games, they have all been through their own harrowing challenges and come through the other side. Being in America will feel different."


The Invictus Games, which kicks off on Sunday, will see wounded servicemen and women from 15 nations compete in ten sports, including wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

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