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Kate Middleton unexpectedly plays the piano at Eurovision Song Contest

The princess made a surprise appearance to play a tune on the grand piano at the European competition.

The princess made a surprise appearance to play a tune on the grand piano at the European competition.

Kate Middleton has made a surprise appearance at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, where she played the piano alongside the 2022 winners, the Kalush Orchestra.

Middleton has performed on the piano in public before, as the princess played in a 2021 Christmas concert.

At the Eurovision contest, Middleton joined the orchestra along with a number of other British musicians such as Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sam Ryder, Ms Banks, Ballet Black, Bolt Strings, and Joss Stone.

The princess joins the orchestra

The Kalush Orchestra, along with the Princess of Wales, performed the song that won them last year’s competition, ‘Stefania’ at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The composition was written by Joe Price and Kojo Samuel, and was recorded in May 2023 at Windsor Castle.

Middleton press staff at the Kensington Palace released still photos from the recording session.

The Princess of Wales wore a blue satin gown with a one-shoulder cut and a big smile on her face as she sat down before the grand piano, with one photo showing a close-up of Princess Kate with a humble smile sitting at the piano and another portraying the princess hazing out the window in a wide-angle shot.

Middleton found solace in music during the pandemic

Middleton has reportedly been playing the piano since she was a child, and returned to music during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

“Music was very important to [her] during the lockdowns,” a royal source told People. “She also recognizes 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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