British singer songwriter Natasha Bedingfield is to perform at the Royal Princess naming celebration.
The Grammy nominated singer, famous for her debut album Unwritten, will perform at the event in Southampton on June 13 where the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton will officially name the 3,600-passenger new-generation ship.
Paul Ludlow, Princess Cruises UK director, said: “We are delighted that Natasha will be joining us at the naming celebrations. Her music will add a contemporary twist to the traditional elements of the ceremony along with a few other surprises.”
The inaugural ceremony will include a blessing of the vessel and a performance by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth and the pipers of the Irish Guards.
In keeping with traditions, the ship’s godmother, The Duchess of Cambridge, will then break the champagne bottle on the bow of the ship.
The event will be the highlight of the week-long inaugural celebrations to welcome the ship into service.
Royal Princess will arrive in Southampton on June 7 and then depart on her maiden voyage to Barcelona on June 16.
Special features on board include an over-water SeaWalk with a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship.
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