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Why Katy Perry was spotted in the crowd attending the King's coronation

Ali Condon

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Why Katy Perry was spotted in the crowd attending the King's coronation

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If you've been glued to your telly since you woke up this morning (6 May), then you've probably spotted a few familiar faces in the congregation for King Charles III's coronation.

One of those faces, who might have stood out from the crowd a little more than others, is US pop singer Katy Perry.

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Katy is one of over 2,000 people who have been invited to Westminster Abbey this weekend to personally celebrate King Charles's coronation.

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While it might be more obvious why certain celebrities are attending - like and Ant and Dec, who are ambassadors for the Princes Trust, or Dame Emma Thompson, who is a friend of the King - the reason for Katy's presence at the coveted ceremony might not be as obvious.

You see, the 'Dark Horse' singer has been invited to the UK to perform at the coronation concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday.

The singer was spotted walking into Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning wearing a stunning lilac ensemble, with a large fascinator to match.

Fans have noted that Katy also appears to be wearing Vivienne Westwood, judging by the choker around her neck, which could likely be a tribute to the late designer who passed away in December.

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Katy Perry was spotted in the crowd for the coronation. Credit: BBC
Katy Perry was spotted in the crowd for the coronation. Credit: BBC

Katy is one of two US musicians who was invited by King Charles to perform at Sunday's concert - the other being Lionel Richie.

Other stars set to perform tomorrow include Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Freya Ridings, Alexis Ffrench, and Take That.

The 'Firework' singer, who first met King Charles back in 2019, was appointed by Charles as an ambassador for the British Asian Trust due to her 'long-standing commitment to charitable causes around the world'.

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After she was announced as one of the performers at Charles' coronation concert, Katy said that she hoped it would 'shine a further light on the British Asian Trust's Children Protection Fund'.

Speaking to Extra ahead of this weekend's events, the musician said that, in the build up to the ceremony, she'd be residing at Windsor Castle.

Katy is one of two US singers who has been invited to perform tomorrow. Credit: BBC
Katy is one of two US singers who has been invited to perform tomorrow. Credit: BBC

“I’m really excited," she had said ahead of the stay.

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"I might be posting a lot because I’m gonna be in a castle, for real. This is wild."

Speaking on the official invite from Charles to perform, Katy added: "It was very regal. It was like a cursive I have never seen [before]… I loved it."

Other famous faces in attendance at today's ceremony include Lionel Richie, Stephen Fry, Nick Cave, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David and Victoria Beckham.

Topics: Celebrity, Katy Perry, King Charles III, Royal Family, Coronation

Ali Condon
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