Andrea Bocelli songs: Who is the Royal Wedding 2018 singer? What you need to know

Georgia Chambers
Royal Singer: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will be performing at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank: EPA

Princess Beatrice and is to wed her fiance Jack Brooksbank on Friday, and the guest list is already looking impressive.

As well as potential appearances from George and Amal Clooney and the Beckhams, Italian tenor singer Andrea Bocelli will also be performing during the ceremony.

Here's everything you need to know about Andrea Bocelli including his best songs and when he's due to perform at the Royal Wedding:

When did Andrea Bocelli start music career?

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Born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1958, Bocelli learned to play the piano, flute and saxophone as a child.

He launched his career when a demo tape he had made ended up in the hands of Luciano Pavoarotti.

Bocelli was invited on tour with Italian rock star Zucchero, where the pair performed the song Miserere together.

In 1994, he released his first album in Itlay, II Mare Calmo Della Sera.

He gained recognition across Europe when he released Bocelli in 1995, which featured Con Te Partiro.

The song would later become the popular duet Time To Say Goodbye, which he performed with Sarah Brightman.

Is Andrea Bocelli blind?

Bocelli was diagnosed with glaucoma at any early age, a condition which damages your optic nerve.

He lost his sight after a football accident aged 12.

What are his most well-known songs?

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Some of his best known songs include:

  • Time To Say Goodbye
  • Because We Believe
  • Canto Della Terra
  • Vivo Peri Lei

Bocelli has also recorded duets with various stars, including Ed Sheeran on Perfect Symphony, Celine Dion on The Prayer, Christina Aguilera on Somos Novios and Ariana Grande on E Più Ti Penso.

What songs will he perform at the Royal Wedding?

It hasn't been confirmed what songs Bocelli will perform during the ceremony, but we do know he will be singing two songs.

Also providing music during the service will be members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), thought to be a nod to Eugenie's father Prince Andrew, who is its patron.