Song is given couple’s royal seal of approval

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C131055-1 Bog Royalsong phot kate''Robin Mayhew and Charlotte Howard who created a CD which they sent to the Royal couple on the birth of their baby.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131055-1

A SONG fit for a prince has been penned by a Barnham songwriter.

Robin Mayhew, of Barnham Lane, sent a copy of his song Together (A Song for Isobel) to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, just before they welcomed their new bundle of joy into the world.

Also a composer and producer Mr Mayhew wrote the song two years ago.

He was inspired by the emotions he felt in the run-up to the birth of his first grandchild Isobel but it took him more than a decade to finish it.

His musical offering, which is sung by Barnham singer Charlotte Howard has received positive feedback from the palace.

Mr Mayhew said: “I had a letter back from the Duke and Duchess at the palace which I cannot share as it is marked private and confidential, but I can say the couple have definitely heard the song and like it.

“It is very humbling to know that I have written something they have listened to and enjoyed. I am honoured with everything else going on they took the time to do so. I am delighted.

“When Prince William spoke outside the hospital he said they had time to bond as a family which is what the song is all about. I know it is a very common thing to say after the birth of a child, but I would like to think the song influenced him.”

In his letter to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, sent in the day’s leading up to Prince George’s birth, Mr Mayhew said: “It took me some 11 years to put those feelings I had during the run-up to her birth into words and I am truly uplifted when she, now aged 13, gives me a hug and asks me about how I put the song together.

“I’m blessed to be able to discuss with her the meaning of the love that bonds us and should unite all families.

“The song is all about family love and I have made an effort to try and revive those wonderful feelings and instil in the minds of anyone who hears it the importance of a solid and loving family.”

Mr Mayhew said the idea of family heavily influences his music.

“My fundamental aim in a lot of the music I write is to help towards a better way of life and get the family spirit revived,” he said.

Charlotte has been commissioned to perform at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes on August 11.

During her two 45-minute sets on a private beach in tribute to singer Adele she will perform the song which will be announced as Together a Song for the Royal Baby.

The Royal College of Midwives has a link to the song on their website. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqBK9VBOAg0 to hear it.