Yes, That Really Was The Princess Of Wales You Saw Making A Surprise Musical Appearance At Eurovision
Kate Middleton made an appearance at the start of Saturday's Eurovision
Eurovision is known for its unexpected moments and there was a royal surprise within seconds of the Song Contest getting underway on Saturday night.
The Princess Of Wales served up the first shock of the evening as she featured in the opening montage to kick off the show in Liverpool.
The 67th annual Song Contest is being held in the UK on behalf of Ukraine, with the opening VT seeing the return of 2022 champions Kalush Orchestra, with their winning song Stefania.
Kate was seen making a cameo as she sat playing the song on a grand piano in a VT recorded at Windsor Castle earlier this month.
A #Eurovision surprise 🎹
A pleasure to join Kalush Orchestra in a special performance of last year's winning @eurovision entry.
Enjoy the show, Liverpool pic.twitter.com/y4WDuWvOvb
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) May 13, 2023
The princess, who has grade three piano and grade five theory, previously accompanied pop star Tom Walker on piano while he sang his previously unheard Christmas song For Those Who Can’t Be Here during a carol service she hosted at Westminster Abbey in 2021.
Needless to say, the Princess’ appearance lit up Twitter…
PRINCESS KATE OMG❤️#Eurovision2023
— Ocean | VOTE #11 ITALY 🇮🇹 EUROVISION (@oceaniito) May 13, 2023
Didn’t expect to see Kate Middleton on the piano in the intro 😂 #Eurovisionpic.twitter.com/ZOoqVbXX9R
— Thomas 👋 (@FIFASLAYER7) May 13, 2023
OMG a Kalush Orchestra and Sam Ryder mashup!!!! 😱
AND KATE MIDDLETON PLAYING PIANO?! WHAT???#Eurovisionpic.twitter.com/Dw3CTqURgz
— ✍️ Rachel McArthur (@raychdigitalink) May 13, 2023
KATE DID THAT!!!! #Eurovision 👑 pic.twitter.com/U9ZPqez2kg
— Stewart Easter-Taylor (@StewartTaylorE) May 13, 2023
Kalush Orchestra also enlisted the help of a number of other random stars including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joss Stone for their reprise performance, while 2022 runner-up, the UK’s Sam Ryder, also made an appearance.
Naturally, people were not really expecting to see them either…
WOW to this opening for Eurovision - the Princess of Wales, Joss Stone, Kalush Orchestra and Ms Banks, Lord Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber... probably missed someone. 😳.. gorgeous!
— Chi Chi Izundu (@blondeafro) May 13, 2023
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER JUMPSCARE!#Eurovision
— Ewan (@TheAllRoundNerd) May 13, 2023
I did not have Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Princess of Wales on my #Eurovision cameo bingo card.
— Gul Du Chat (@djlynch) May 13, 2023