New book of tidbits: Taylor Swift refused to perform for Britain's King Charles III

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The American singer Taylor Swift she turned down an offer to perform at the coronation of the British king Charles the Third in May of this year, according to the new book "Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy's Fight for Survival" by Omid Skobi.

Swift kicked off her sixth concert tour, The Eras, in late March, and her concert dates have already been announced. Well, one of her three consecutive concerts in Nashville, Tennessee, from May 5 to 7, coincided with the coronation at the end, which took place on May 6.

British King Charles III and Queen Camilla greet the crowd in front of Buckingham Palace on the day of their coronation in London, Great Britain / May 6, 2023 / Photo: EPA-EFE/Neil Hall

But she wasn't the only music star to miss the coronation performance, Scobie writes in the book, adding that it was a "challenge" to compile the list of performers to perform at the coronation.

And the British singer Elton John did not perform due to scheduling problems, his representative told US Weekly. The author of the book added that "Spice Girls", Harry Styles и Adele, reportedly refused to appear before the British king.

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Elton John / Photo: EPA-EFE / JULIAN SMITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Among the entertainers who performed at the event were: Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli and the group "Take Death".

Shortly before the performance, Perry expressed his gratitude in interview on "Entertainment Tonight".

"I met the future British king a few years ago and he appointed me as one of the ambassadors for his organization, which helps fight child trafficking. "Also, I am a UNICEF ambassador and that is in line with my values," said the singer.

Katy Perry / Photo: Jane Barlow / AFP / Profimedia

And Lionel Richie was also proud of his participation at the coronation.

"I am delighted to be a part of this historic event. I am very excited to be here, I experienced history," he said.

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