Kate Middleton provided some star power at the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday.
During the television broadcast for the annual music competition broadcast on BBC One and Peacock, the Princess of Wales played the piano as part of a pre-recorded introduction ahead of the event’s final performances. She sang a piece of the Kalush Orchestra song ‘Stefania’, the winning entry of the Ukrainian group at the Eurovision Song Contest last year. Other musicians who appeared at various points in the segment included Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mrs. Banks, and Joss Stone.
Footage of the performance was shared on the Prince and Princess of Wales’s official Instagram account. “A #Eurovision surprise,” read the post’s caption. “A pleasure to join @kalush.official in a special performance of last year’s winning @eurovision entry. Enjoy the show, Liverpool.”
The princess, who is married to William, Prince of Wales, was filmed from Windsor Castle’s Crimson Drawing Room. Usually the country that won last year’s competition is the host, but this year the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Liverpool in the UK, due to security concerns with holding the event in Ukraine after the Russian invasion of the country.
Kate’s in-laws, King Charles III and Queen Camilla, made a short pre-recorded appearance in the broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals that aired earlier this month. The pair also appeared in a pre-taped american idol segment that aired Sunday on ABC.
William and Kate were among the guests at the coronation of King Charles III, which took place at London’s Westminster Abbey on May 6.