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Kate Middleton’s Old Piano Teacher Pens ‘First Breath’ For Baby Cambridge

Once upon a time in Bucklebury, Daniel Nicholls gave the future Queen of England piano lessons. In fact, he taught not only HRH, but Pippa, James and Carole Middleton as well.

Nicholls, who penned a song especially for the royal wedding, is back at his piano with a song ready for William and Catherine’s new baby.

“I have written them a song as a present when the baby is born,” Nicholls told Celebuzz.

A “Congratulations,” if you will.

“It’s a song about being born from the baby’s point of view – from being in the womb to coming out into the world and what it’s like to be a part of the world,” he explained. “You’re born in the womb and wrapped in love and then born into the world and wrapped in a blanket. Then you have the real love of the parents and others.”


The royal wedding song was performed by a choir a month before the wedding, with proceeds from the concert going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

At the time, Nicholls made sure to notify both the Middletons and the palace that he had put something together for the royal couple.

“I got a letter from the palace saying ‘Thank you for your kind thoughts,’ and they hoped the performance in Bucklebury goes well.”

This next song, however, won’t go public.

It’s called “First Breath,” which Nicholls describes as a “gentle pop ballad.”

“My son and daughter are singing and I’m playing the piano.

“I will keep it private because it’s a personal present, but it’s already recorded and when the baby is born I will send them the CD.”

Nicholls and his wife teach music lessons from their house, near the Bladebone Pub in Catherine’s hometown.

-With reporting by Andrea Simpson.

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