Katy Perry will be singing at King Charles’ coronation concert later, but the star attended the monarch’s Westminster Abbey service in the afternoon, outfitted for the occasion. Perry paired a giant lilac hat with a matching dress and opera gloves. Perry styled her hair up and accessorized with pearl jewelry. She arrived with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for the church ceremony.
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Perry spoke about performing at the coronation to Entertainment Tonight.
“I’m grateful I get to go,” she said. “I met His Majesty to be a few years ago and he named me as one of the ambassadors to his organization, The British Asian Trust, which is an organization that helps fight to end child trafficking. So I’m also an ambassador for UNICEF, and it really aligned with my values. That’s mostly why I’m going, to be an ambassador and to say, ‘Hey, this is me from the USA.’ No, but it’s so cool.”
A source spoke earlier to Entertainment Tonight about how Perry was preparing for her performance. “Katy is very honored to be performing at the coronation concert. She is excited,” the source said, adding her fiancé Orlando Bloom is very supportive of her too.
“She’s been taking good care of herself and interested in sticking to a clean way of life,” the source said. “She is hellbent on clean eating, meditation, and managing stress better. She’s in a good place.”
Perry has kept her set list for the concert private.
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