- Trumpeter David Blackadder, who performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding last year, is selling his trumpet on eBay.
- As of Tuesday afternoon the asking price of the trumpet was £5,000 ($US6,454).
- The trumpet has been listed for five days and had just two bids as of Tuesday afternoon.
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A trumpet that was played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding last year is up for sale on eBay.
Trumpeter David Blackadder, who is selling the instrument, said he played George Frideric Handel’s “Eternal Source of Light Divine” at the May 19, 2018, ceremony,according to the eBay description.
As of Tuesday afternoon the asking price of the trumpet was £5,000 ($US6,454). It had been listed for five days, and only two people had bid on the instrument.
The auction ends on April 30.
Blackadder decided to sell the trumpet because he bought a new one, according to Hello! magazine.
“He also said that although he had considered keeping it, he wanted somebody else to enjoy playing it, or perhaps even put it on display in a museum,” Hello! reported.
Blackadder described the instrument to the Daily Mail as a “Natural Trumpet in D at Baroque pitch” that was “based on originals by Kodich c1700.”
The trumpeter shared photos of the trumpet as well as the wedding program on the auction site.
He told MailOnline that he almost turned down the opportunity to play at the wedding because he had a conflicting performance in Canada on the same day.
He quickly found a replacement, however, and booked the royal wedding gig.
“After the wedding I stayed for a drink with some friends before getting a train home, because I had to make sure I was home for my son’s concert that night,” he said.
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