Opera singer Renee Fleming cannot wait to perform for visiting British royals Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after Sting recommended her to replace him.

The Police hitmaker was originally slated to perform at a scholarship fundraiser for the University of St. Andrews on Tuesday (08Dec14), which will be attended by the royal couple, but he had to drop out due to his Broadway commitments with stage show The Last Ship.

Fleming has now stepped in to replace him at the black-tie gala event, which will also feature Tom Hanks.

She says, "I was really thrilled that I'm getting to do this and I've also never sung in The Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, so I'm also really thrilled about that. It's such an historic venue."