The royal couple will journey 1,250 miles over the three-day tour, assembly care dwelling workers, academics, schoolchildren and volunteers to study in regards to the challenges they confronted throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Stevens, 72, stated he was “over the moon” to be enjoying Merry Christmas Everybody for William and Kate, revealing that it was the primary time he had performed for royalty in his lengthy profession.
“I’m loving it, it was beautiful to be invited,” he stated.
“And it was them who selected the tune. Over the moon.”
Mr Stevens stated the Cambridges have been “definitely followers” of his festive hit, including: “They picked it!”
Requested how he felt when he acquired the decision asking him to carry out for the couple as they kick off their UK tour at Euston station, he added: “Completely hanging from the moon.”
He stated of the choice to journey round nation thanking those that have made sacrifices this yr: “It’s beautiful to provide again isn’t it? It’s good to provide again and they’re main the way in which.
“It wants one thing to cheer us up doesn’t it? As a result of what we’ve acquired, we don’t know the way lengthy it’s going to go on for, so you’ve got to maintain your pecker up.”
Mr Stevens was the largest promoting singles artist of the Eighties and his hits compilation Singled Out is presently at no.10 within the album charts. Merry Christmas Everybody reached the highest of the charts in 1985 – the fourth and final primary single for Stevens – actual identify Michael Barratt – and has since remained a agency festive favorite.
It’s launch was delayed for a yr to keep away from clashing with Band Help’s Do They Know It’s Christmas.
Stevens stated in 2018: “I at all times thought it will be good to have a Christmas primary.
“If no person remembers you for the remainder of the yr, they’ll keep in mind you at Christmas.”