Listen: ‘It’s going to be so cool!’: York Minster chorister Hattie on singing for the King

Young York Minster chorister Hattie Talbot has been talking to Ben Fry and Laura Castle on YorkMix Radio about singing for the King and Queen Consort during their visit today.

She told Ben: “I’m feeling excited – very! It’s going to be so cool.”

At 9.30am, the choristers will go to the Minster to practise before the royal visitors arrive late in the morning.

She said singing in the Minster “is really cool, and echoey as well. And there’s a nice vibe.”

The choir includes 16 girls, 11 boys and “some men behind us”.

If she gets to meet the king, Hattie said she’ll ask: ‘Can I have one of your corgis?’