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Austrian Disabled Musicians to Play Royal Weddings

Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for photographers during a photocall to mark their engagement, in the State Rooms of St James's Palace, central London, on Nov. 16, 2010. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

VIENNA (CBS/AP) The No Problem Orchestra, an Austrian band made of musicians with mental disabilities, is gearing up to perform at two big gigs next year: royal weddings in Britain and Monaco, the Austrian Times reports.

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Josef Schoerkmayr, head of the group, was contacted by organizers of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding as well as an official from Monaco where Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock are scheduled to the tie the knot next summer.

William and Middleton will have their nuptials on April 29 at Westminster Abbey. While the son of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III will wed Wittstock, a South African former Olympic swimmer, in a civil ceremony on July 2.

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Schoerkmayr said Tuesday that the band members, eight of whom will travel to the royal weddings, are already rehearsing but aren't nervous because they've had plenty of practice playing for a high-profile audience.

In 2002, the band, whose repertoire ranges from classical to rock, jazz and even traditional Austrian folk music, performed at a private concert for Queen Elizabeth II.

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