Kate Middleton plays piano during Eurovision Song Contest – The Hollywood Reporter

Kate Middleton added a starry touch to the opening of Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest.

During the annual music competition television broadcast on BBC One and Peacock, the Princess of Wales played the piano as part of a pre-recorded introduction ahead of the final performances of the event. She performed a bit of the Kalush Orchestra’s song “Stefania,” which was the Ukrainian band’s winning Eurovision entry last year. Other musicians to appear at various points in the segment include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ms. Banks and Joss Stone.

Footage of the performance has been shared on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official Instagram account. “A #Eurovision surprise,” the post’s caption read. “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 performing from the Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. Typically, the country that won the previous year’s contest serves as host, but this year’s Eurovision is taking place in Liverpool in the UK, due to security concerns with holding the event in Ukraine after the invasion of the nation by Russia.

Kate’s in-laws, King Charles III and Queen Camilla, made a brief pre-recorded appearance during the broadcast of the Eurovision semi-finals which aired earlier this month. The pair also appeared in a pre-recorded american idol segment aired Sunday on ABC.

William and Kate were among the guests at the coronation of King Charles III which took place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London.

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