The invitation from King Charles III to perform at his forthcoming coronation in May has reportedly been declined by Ed Sheeran and Adele. The two award-winning singers were among the performers the monarch had suggested for his coronation concert.
While Adele apparently has no upcoming shows beyond March, Ed supposedly has scheduling difficulties. The coronation of King Charles III and his wife Camilla as the King and Queen of the United Kingdom will take place on May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey, and a special performance in the celebration will be held on May 7, 2023.
After his mother, Elizabeth II, passed away on September 8, 2022, Charles was crowned king. King Charles was eager to see Adele and Ed perform, as per reports. An informed source said, “The King has suggested a number of people he would like to perform and Adele and Ed were on that list. He was very keen that they were part of the concert.”
The source went on to add: “There is a team to get the talent signed so they approached the two of them, but got replies saying that they were unavailable, which was a massive disappointment. They are titans of the showbiz industry and are quintessentially British but also known across the globe. It’s such a shame.”
Due to a conflict in his schedule, award-winning Hollywood singer Ed Sheeran, who is best known for his smash hit song “The Shape of You,” may not be able to attend on May 6. On his globe tour, Ed is now in Sydney, Australia.
Adele is not expected to perform this year after March 25. She is taking the stage in Las Vegas as part of the limited-edition “Weekends With Adele” concert series, which runs through March. She recently received the award for a best pop solo performance at the 65th Grammy Awards for the song “Easy on Me.”
The Spice Girls, Lionel Richie, and pop singer Harry Styles are also rumoured to have been invited as guests to the coronation ceremony. Some performers have not received any official confirmations from Buckingham Palace.
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