Ed Sheeran, in front of a very special presentation on his career. Photo by AP
British singer Ed Sheeran will sing his theme Perfect as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and his late wife, the Duke of Edinburgh, at celebrations planned for next weekend on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee of the Monarch – his 70 years on the throne-.
As part of the scheduled events, as the final conclusion of the procession that will take place next Sunday in the streets of London, Before playing the National Anthem, Sheeran will sing the romantic ballad while images of sovereignty and Prince Felipe are projected on giant screens.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April last year at the age of 99, and the Queen, who was 96, have been married for 73 years.
During the Jubilee celebrations there will also be other events paying tribute to Prince Philip, such as a Bollywood-inspired performance by the monarch and his wife on their wedding day in 1947.
That show will tell with a 6 meter wedding cakeand will be accompanied by 250 Bollywood dancers.
In 2012, when celebrating the Diamond Jubilee -60 years on the throne-, the queen was accompanied by her husband during the festivities, which then included a parade of a fleet of a thousand boats sailing on the River Thames.
The queen was only 13 years old when she met Philip – then 18 – for the first time, on a visit to the Royal Naval College, at Dartmouth, where the Duke was studying.
Since then, they both have not stopped writing and Philip has been invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family at their residence in Windsor in 1943. Three years later they were secretly married.in the summer of 1946, during a stay at Balmoral.
plagiarism legal battle
After a legal battle of more than four years, justice in London determined that Ed Sheeran did not commit plagiarism when he composed the popular song in 2017 your shapethe song holds the record as most listened to on Spotify.
Ed Sheeran was charged by the actor Sami Chokri and producer Ross O’Donoghuewho said he copied the theme chorus or whya joint work released in 2015.
“Although there are some similarities between‘ Oh Why ’and the‘ Oh I ’, from the chorus of your shapethere are also significant differences, ”Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled, according to newspapers in that country.
Defense and claim
For his part, Sheeran expressed himself via a video on his social networks upon learning of the judicial decision: “I think complaints like this have become too common and a culture is being created where an accusation was launched. with the idea that reaching an agreement would be cheaper than going to trialalthough the accusation is baseless, “he said.
During the process, which lasted three weeks, Andrew Sutcliffe, the lawyer for the lawsuit, said the famous British musician “he borrows ideas and puts them into his songs, sometimes he recognizes it, and other times he doesn’t recognize it.”
It is understood that the lawyer’s argument is based on another case that Ed Sheeran had to face in 2016 for his subject. photography and in 2018 by Thinking out loud. In the first of his cases, he had to pay five million dollars and 35 percent of the total benefit of the matter to his plaintiffs; while the second is still open.
Origin of EFE