Hollywood actors, Tom Cruise and Dame Joan Collins, have been announced as some of the latest guests to attend the Coronation Concert of King Charles III, slated for May 7.
Adventurer Bear Grylls and Sir Tom Jones will join them in pre-recorded sketches to celebrate the crowning of the King and the Queen Consort, according to BBC.
The King’s Coronation will take place on Saturday May 6, at Westminster Abbey in London, followed by the concert.
On Saturday, it was announced that the King would be anointed behind a private screen during his crowning.
The concert on Sunday, May 7, will take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle in front of a crowd of 20,000 members of the public – as well as being broadcast across BBC television and radio.
Other names will appear in pre-recorded sketches that are being billed as revealing little known facts about the monarch – including former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse.
Winnie the Pooh will make an appearance that could match that of the Platinum Party At The Palace in 2022, where the late Queen shared tea with Paddington Bear.
The latest names join a billing that already includes Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as classical acts including Andrea Bocelli and Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.
Music acts Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood, Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls and Chinese pianist Lang Lang have been added to the line-up too, along with Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, DJ Pete Tong with his Ibiza Classics project, and the teenage winner of The Piano TV talent show, Lucy.
Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor has also been chosen to deliver a spoken performance, which she said she would be “honoured” to do.
BBC director of unscripted, Kate Phillips, was quoted saying, “Against the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle, it’s going to be a jam-packed evening of memorable moments, that Their Majesties and everyone in the UK can enjoy”.
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