Royal wedding: Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon perform Prince Harry and Meghan Markle song

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 17 May 2018 14:07 BST
Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon perform song dedicated to Harry and Meghan's wedding

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon performed a song in tribute to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of their stint presenting the live coverage of the royal wedding in the US this weekend.

Appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the duo - Saturday Night Live alums in character as beloved characters Cord Hosenback and Tish Cattigan - previewed a song they'd written especially for the occasion backed up by the host's house band The Roots.

The lyrics included: “Far often in fairyland where lords and ladies dance / there lived a sad and lonely prince who dreamed of true romance / from a land across the mighty sea / a lovely maiden came / And Meaghan was her name.”

They performed in front of a backdrop of images including policemen, Austin Power and Harry Potter, with the tongue-in-cheek lyrics continuing: “The wedding of the century / gonna make it happen / Harry and Meaghan / gonna make it happen.”

Ferrell and Shannon will cover the royal wedding for HBO in character as Hosenback and Cattigan.

Royal wedding fever is taking over the UK as the first rehearsal takes place at St George's Chapel in Windsor ahead of the ceremony on Saturday (19 May). Elton John is expected to perform at either the ceremony or reception 21 years after playing “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997.

The Royal Wedding Live With Cord and Tish! will air on HBO at 7:30 am PST/3.30 pm BST. The wedding and procession will be televised in the UK with viewers able to watch the coverage on the BBC, Sky News, and ITV.

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