Goulding's wedding party honour
Ellie Goulding has described the "incredible atmosphere" at Friday night's Buckingham Palace party where she sang for guests of the Queen.
Singer-songwriter Goulding serenaded the newlyweds with her hit version of Your Song, a song written by Sir Elton John, a close friend of William's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
She told of the honour of being asked to play for the 650 guests in attendance at the after dinner party thrown by the Queen.
She said: "It was an amazing honour to be asked by Kate and William to perform at their party. The atmosphere was incredible and it is a night I will never forget."
Goulding, from Kington, Herefordshire, got her big break when she was tipped as the act to watch last year by industry experts in the BBC Sound of 2010 list.
She also won the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year.