King Charles III's Coronation Gets Additions of Tom Cruise and Winnie the Pooh

The coronation of King Charles III is set to be a grand celebration of music, royalty and star power.

by Faruk Imamovic
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King Charles III's Coronation Gets Additions of Tom Cruise and Winnie the Pooh

The coronation of King Charles III is set to be a grand celebration of music, royalty and star power. In addition to a stellar line-up of music stars, the coronation concert will feature appearances from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Hollywood actor Tom Cruise and the beloved literary character Winnie the Pooh.

A Celebration of Music, Royalty and Star Power

The concert will feature a diverse range of musical acts, including Paloma Faith, Tiwa Savage, Steve Winwood, Olly Murs, DJ Pete Tong, and renowned pianist Lang Lang. Additionally, Indian actress Sonam Kapoor will perform a spoken word piece to introduce the virtual Commonwealth Choir.

The event will be headlined by Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and the group Take That, and will take place on May 7 as part of the coronation celebrations.

Celebrities and Royalty Come Together

The inclusion of Tom Cruise, who has a long-standing relationship with the royal family, and Winnie the Pooh, has drawn comparisons to the "Platinum Party At The Palace", where the late Queen Elizabeth shared tea with Paddington Bear.

Other famous faces who will appear in pre-recorded video segments include Joan Collins, Tom Jones, Bear Grylls, and Oti Mabuse.

An Array of Celebrity Performances

The concert, which will be broadcast by the BBC on television and radio, will feature a diverse range of celebrities, including Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, legendary actress Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls, and Sir Tom Jones.

These celebrities will join a host of other well-known names, such as former Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse, Winnie the Pooh, Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, rock guitarist Steve Winwood, Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls, Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwo Savage, DJ Pete Tong, and The Piano TV talent show winner Lucy.

The event will also feature a speaking engagement by Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor. “The Service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. As previously announced, the Service will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry,” said Buckingham Palace in a recent release.

The coronation concert promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, bringing together music, celebrity, and royalty in a celebration of the new king. With a star-studded line-up and a rich history of royal tradition, the coronation of King Charles III is sure to be a memorable event for years to come.

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