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Katy Perry had young members of the British royal family dancing in their seats with a dazzling rendition of her hit song ‘Roar’ during a concert in honor of the coronation of King Charles III.
Going on stage at Windsor Castle in a golden ball gown inspired by Disney princesses, the singer performed two songs from her repertoire: “Roar” and “Firework”.
During “Roar”, which also featured an accompanying drone show of a lion in the sky above the stage, King Charles’ grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte could be seen in train to jump into their seats, with Charlotte apparently singing along.
In a brief interlude during her set, Perry, who was there as an ambassador for the British Asian Trust, said she was delighted to be part of the event. “I’m so happy to be here with you, I love you so much,” she told the crowd of 20,000. “I’m so happy to celebrate everything this weekend, I have to bring my mum, she’s so happy to be here. We have to stay at Windsor Castle – it’s okay.
“Thank you for inviting me to this coronation celebration,” Perry continued. “I would like to dedicate this next song to The King and the work we do together for the British Asian Trust and the Children’s Protection Fund. Thank you for setting off the fireworks for so many young people.
Perry was also invited to the coronation herself on Saturday in her capacity as an ambassador for the British Asian Trust. Showcasing a lilac Vivienne Westwood ensemble with a tilted hat inspired by ‘My Fair Lady’, a clip of the pop singer looking for her seat at Westminster Abbey quickly went viral on social media.
Other artists who performed at the Coronation Concert on Sunday night included Lionel Richie – who got the whole crowd up, including the King and his wife Queen Camilla – and 90s British boyband Take That, who reformed especially for the event.
A number of stars, including Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman and Pierce Brosnan, also appeared in pre-recorded video transmissions paying tribute to Britain’s new monarch.