EXCLUSIVE Kylie Minogue REFUSES offer to star at King Charles’ Coronation concert due to growing Republican sentiment in Australia
Kylie Minogue has turned down an offer to perform at the King’s Coronation concert after taking into account growing Republican sentiment in her native Australia, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The top star’s advisers have been negotiating with the organizers of the event, which will take place at Windsor Castle in May.
But a spokesperson for the I Should Be So Lucky singer confirmed that she will not be appearing at the performance as she will not be in the country at the time.
Sources say Ms Minogue, who is also recording a new album, has been told the performance would not go down well with some of her fellow Australians.
Republican campaigns for constitutional reform Down Under have gained momentum following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
A source close to Ms Minogue, 54, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘She was approached by the team who are tasked with getting a great line-up of stars and there has been some back and forth.
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The pop star performed for the late Queen Elizabeth II as part of her 92nd birthday party at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018
However, she has decided very recently that she doesn’t think it’s the right thing to do.
Kylie has been an honorary Briton for many, many years and admires the Royal Family and everything they do. But she’s also a passionate Australian and has read the room in a country that could very quickly become a republic.’
In 2018 Ms Minogue took part in a concert celebrating the Queen’s 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall.
Following the Queen’s death last September, the singer paid tribute to the monarch in a social media post that said: “On the occasions I have had the honor of being in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II, her energy, compassion and aura have been extraordinary. brilliant. . I was, and am, impressed. My deepest condolences to family and friends. Rest in peace.’
Queen Elizabeth II greets Lee Thompson (L) of Madness and Australian singer Kylie Minogue (R) backstage at the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 2012
The late Queen Elizabeth II meets pop stars Ed Sheeran (left) and Kylie Minogue (right) during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012
In 2021, the singer of hits like I Should Be So Lucky and Can’t Get You Out Of My Head revealed that she would return to her home country after three decades in London.
She said of her move: ‘It’s true, I will settle myself in Australia. I can’t believe the reaction it’s had. Friends called me.’
The King’s Coronation concert has run into serious trouble after a number of pop stars declined invitations to perform.
The King’s Coronation concert has been in deep trouble after a number of pop stars turned down invitations to perform (Kylie and Danni Minogue on Sydney Pride)
Sisters Kylie and Danni Minogue perform together at Sydney Pride in February. Australian-born Kylie was an honorary Briton for many years before returning to Oz
The pop star, with hits like I Should Be So Lucky and Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, is known for his elaborate stage performances.
Adele and Ed Sheeran are not expected to appear, and it was reported last week that the Spice Girls will not, while Sir Elton John ruled himself out because he is on tour.
However, Take That and Lionel Richie are expected on May 7 – the day after the service at Westminster Abbey.
Meanwhile, sources close to the gig say they may be introducing more classic and military bands to fill the gaps left by the lack of pop acts.