Prince touched by wedding song written by Chatham musician
by Mary Louis
Prince William has thanked Chatham musician Michael Crow for a
song he wrote for the royal couple.
Singer Michael Crow, of Dale Street, sent a recording of All
Love to the prince's private secretary, along with a poem for the
pair by his mother Wanda Whatley-Woodfin.
The 51-year-old martial arts instructor specially wrote the song
for Prince William and Kate Middleton, pictured left.
Mr Crow, a former housing manager for Ashdown Medway
Accommodation Trust, wrote to the prince: "As we all share together
this time and place in history, sharing similar hopes and
aspirations, it is my wish to also share in this historical event,
to pay tribute to all love.
"I have the honour and privilege to be able to express my very
best wishes in the form of music and voice.
"I pray that Prince William and Kate Middleton have a marriage
made from heaven, consecrated in 2011."
Royal assistant Claudia Halloway wrote back to Mr Crow: "Prince
William was so touched that you should take the trouble to write as
"Your words are greatly appreciated. Prince William has asked me
to send you his utmost thanks and best wishes."
Mr Crow was delighted and moved by the prince's message. He
hopes to share his words of love as widely as possible.
Originally from California, he married Sharon, sister of
Emmerdale Farm actor Chris Chittell (Eric Pollard) and came to the
UK 20 years ago. The couple have since divorced.
He shares his enduring love of music with daughter Michaela.
Chatham musician Michael
Crow's royal wedding song
Mr Crow believes his appreciation for Britain, its history,
heritage, and the Royal Family has been honed by having
He added: "I wanted to create my own little bit of history for
That night, he will be gigging at The Shipwright's Arms,
Chatham, with his Medway-based band The Crow and the Medicine
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