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Piano teacher writes song for Kate

The man who taught Kate Middleton and most of her family how to play piano has made a special gift for the Royal couple's wedding.

Daniel Nicholls, who lives just a stone's throw from the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, has composed his own song for the couple.

He has also sent a recording of A Song for Kate (and William) to them as a unique wedding present.

The 47-year-old taught Miss Middleton to play the piano, along with her mother Carole, sister Pippa, and brother James.

He said: "Kate came for lessons when she was about 10 or 11, until she was 13, about 1993 to 95. She was absolutely lovely, a really delightful person to teach the piano."

Mr Nicholls said she reached the dizzy heights of Grade 3 - the highest is 8, adding: "I don't think anyone would say she was going to be a concert pianist, but she was good at it, she always did everything she was told."

The father-of-three said he decided to compose a song for the Royal couple as a gift after his wife suggested it on the day the engagement was announced.

The composition uses words from the poem How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, with another section from O' Lyric Love by Robert Browning, her husband.

Mr Nicholls was not lucky enough to get an invite to the big day, but said he will be busy on April 29 hosting TV crews keen to interview him.

He will then join celebrations at an "extravaganza" at Bucklebury Farm Park, where he is organising a Last Night At The Proms-style concert.

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