King and Queen Camilla make surprise virtual appearance on American Idol

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The King and Queen have appeared on American Idol as surprise guests amid the Coronation celebrations.

American Idol judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry appeared on a livestream from Windsor Castle to speak to the singing contest’s host Ryan Seacrest following their performance at the Coronation Concert.

All Night Long singer Richie, 73, said: β€œWhat a party, it was unbelievable.

β€œWe’re trying to figure out what can we do to bring something different to the show, so I have a surprise.”

Perry, wearing a green off-the-shoulder silk dress with matching pearl earrings and necklace, appeared shocked when Charles and Camilla strolled into the royal room.

Charles, wearing a navy suit and a light blue tie, joked: β€œI just wanted to check how long you’ll be using this room for.”

He later said: β€œThank you so much for your brilliant performance, it’s a pleasure to have you both here. It’s a great treat to have you both here.”

Camilla, wearing an electric blue jacket, said of their performance: β€œFantastic, absolutely fantastic.”

Perry, 38, asked Camilla if they were making β€œtoo much noise” and the pair joked quietly together.

Meanwhile Richie said: β€œWe understand there’s a party… you’re throwing the party right next door.”

Charles replied: β€œAh you’ve heard about that… we better take you to that, but you are busy with all these other things.”

β€œAs soon as we finish, we’re coming to the party,” Richie said.

As Charles and Camilla walked off, Richie added: β€œWe love you guys, and congratulations.”

The episode of American Idol also saw British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran perform the live TV debut of his song Eyes Closed from his latest album – (Subtract).