Elena Jane Goulding (/ˈɡoʊldɪŋ/ GOLDing; born 30 December 1986) is an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie Lillywhite, who later became her manager and A&R. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding later that year.
She is a pop princess who famously performed at Prince Williams’ wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011. So it’s only fitting that Ellie Goulding was chosen to sing before the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey’s Commonwealth Day celebrations on Monday. The chart-topper, 29, said she was ‘honoured’ to perform at the historic venue where she deftly commanded attention. Keeping her look effortlessly classy, the blonde beauty sported an eccentric trouser ensemble which featured an embroidered cape. Adding a cream-coloured blouse to the mix, she smartened it up with a pussy-bow neck tie. She matched this with a pair of cropped, black trousers and a pair of flat sling-backs in patent leather. Later taking to the piano in the packed venue, she performed an acoustic version of classic Sting track Fields of Gold. Backed by two guitarists, she certainly delighted fans with her contribution to the festivities. She later took to Instagram to say that it was ‘an honour to perform’ for Her Majesty. / dailymail.co.uk