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Reason why Kylie Minogue turned down King Charles’ coronation request

Reason why Kylie Minogue turned down King Charles’ coronation request

Kylie Minogue was among the numerous stars to turn down the monarchy's celebrations

It's hard to believe that King Charles' long-awaited Coronation celebration kicked off over 14 months ago.

I mean, is it just me, or does it only feel like we said goodbye to our beloved Queen Elizabeth last week?

Anyway, despite the former Prince having been head of the monarchy for over a year, it seems as though spectators are still reflecting on his controversial Coronation concert, with was famously turned down by Aussie hitmaker and resident Brit, Kylie Minogue.

The Coronation concert took place in May last year. (YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Coronation concert took place in May last year. (YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At the time, you might remember that the musical festivities were a conflicting topic of discussion, with countless reports about stars rejecting offers to perform amid the debate over the necessity of the Royal Family altogether.

The likes of Adele, Harry Styles and even Elton John - who was famously pally with the late Princess Diana - were just a handful of the names who reportedly turned turn the offer, having used excuses like a conflicting schedule to get out of it.

Others, however - namely Miss Minogue herself - had other excuses for not showing up, with have since left fans surprised, specifically as the 'Spinning Around' hitmaker hasn't shied away from other Royal appointments in the past.

Fans of Kylie might recall that, back in 2018, the singer performed at the late Queen's 92nd birthday performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

She also issued a sweet tribute to the now-deceased monarch upon her 2022 death, telling press: "The occasions I had the honour of being in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II, her energy, compassion and aura had a most singular brilliance.

Kylie previously performed at The late Queen's birthday celebrations. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Kylie previously performed at The late Queen's birthday celebrations. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

"I was, and am, in awe. My deepest condolences to family and friends."

That said, however, when asked if she'd perform for The Queen's son King Charles' celebration, she reportedly blamed her Aussie heritage, in a surprise twist of fate.

A source told the Mail Online: "She was approached by the team that has been tasked with getting a great line-up of stars and there has been some back and forth. However, she has very recently decided that she doesn’t think it is the right thing to do."

The news came at the time just two years after Kylie had moved from her residence in England back to her home Down Under, and apparently, amid the talks of Australia cutting their ties with the Royal Family and forming a republic, she felt it was right to turn down the opportunity to sing.

"Kylie has been an honorary Brit for many, many years, and admires the Royal Family and everything that they do," the source said.

Katy Perry ended up headlining The King's performance. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Katy Perry ended up headlining The King's performance. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

"But she is also a passionate Australian and has read the room in a country that could very soon become a republic."

In the end, however, the concert turn out was still pretty impressive, after Katy Perry, Olly Murs and Take That all took to the stage at Windsor Castle.

King Charles looked on as he sat in the Royal box with wife, Queen Camilla, son and daughter-in-law Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the Wales' children joining him to watch the show from the royal box.

Featured Image Credit: Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Royal Family, King Charles III