WATCH: Princess of Wales makes surprise Eurovision cameo

Catherine, Princess of Wales, dazzles in surprise Eurovision performance. Source: Instagram @bbceurovision

Eurovision fans worldwide were left stunned over the weekend after Catherine, Princess of Wales, made a surprise cameo performance for the contest’s grand final.

While Eurovision is known to gather a plethora of well know musical figures and icons, fans were given quite a surprise to see the Princess’ familiar face appear on their TV screen.

Catherine took part in the contest’s grand final opening sequence where she shared the spotlight with last year’s winner, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra.

For her segment, the Princess was filmed in the Crimson Drawing Room of Windsor Castle where she played a ten-second instrumental rendition of the country’s winning entry, Stefania. 

The Princess wore a one-shouldered cobalt blue gown by Jenny Packham as a sign of support for Ukraine as the eastern European country continues to fight for their freedom more than a year into Russia’s invasion.

Catherine’s involvement in the opening performance was kept in total secrecy until the broadcast aired. Her cameo was indeed a delightful surprise, as many fans called her an “inspiration” and “perfect”.

“Absolutely brilliant! My 8-year-old daughter who is slowly learning the piano was SO excited to know she had something in common with Princess Catherine. Very inspiring.”

“What an awesome surprise. I spat all my tea out‼️”

“Just wonderful. Catherine is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to the British royal family and an inspiration to many!”

“She’s so amazing. Thank you, Your Highness, thanks a lot to all the UK for supporting Ukraine.”

This wasn’t the first time the princess showcased her musical abilities, back in 2021 Catherine made her very first public performance on the piano playing For Those Who Can’t Be Here alongside Scottish singer Tom Walker during her first Royal Christmas concert.

A royal source had once explained that the Princess had found great solace and “comfort” in playing the piano during the pandemic, as she used to play as a child.

“Music was very important to the [Princess] during the lockdowns … She also recognises the powerful way in which music brings people together — especially during difficult times. For these reasons, she was keen to be part of Tom’s performance in this way.”


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Catherine’s special performance also comes after the newly crowned King Charles III and Queen Camilla gave the contest the royal seal of approval during their visit to Liverpool, which is hosting this year’s competition on behalf of Ukraine.

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