Kate Middletons subtle tribute to late Queen during surprise Eurovision performance
Kate Middleton gave a subtle tribute to her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, during her surprise Eurovision piano performance.
The Princess of Wales, 41, delighted royal fans as she made an appearance playing the piano during the opening performance of the Eurovision grand final on Saturday night.
Kate played a pre-recorded instrumental piece, created by Joe Price and Kojo Samuel, which was recorded in the Crimson Drawing Room of Windsor Castle earlier this month.
She looked sensational in a blue one-shouldered Jenny Packham gown and her long brown hair down in bouncy curls.
In a lovely tribute, the mum-of-three also wore earrings which belonged to Queen Elizabeth II.
The stunning diamonds earrings glistened during Kate's 10-second clip which appeared in a performance by last year’s winners Kalush Orchestra, which included contributions from Lord Lloyd-Webber, Sam Ryder, Ms Banks, Ballet Black, Bolt Strings and Joss Stone.
The opening film showed Kalush Orchestra performing their winning entry Stefania, from the Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station in the heart of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.
The official Twitter account for the Prince and Princess of Wales tweeted: “A #Eurovision surprise A pleasure to join Kalush Orchestra in a special performance of last year’s winning @eurovision entry.
“Enjoy the show, Liverpool!"
It's not the first time that Kate has showed off her musical skills.
The royal, who has grade three piano and grade five theory, previously accompanied pop star Tom Walker on piano while he sang his previously unheard Christmas song For Those Who Can’t Be Here during a carol service she hosted at Westminster Abbey in 2021.
The service, which was broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve that year, paid tribute to the work of “inspirational” people who served their communities during the pandemic.
Walker later revealed the duet left his mother in “floods of tears”.
Meanwhile in Eurovision, Loreen of Sweden won the Song Contest in Liverpool, while the UK’s Mae Muller finished second from last.
Loreen, who previously triumphed in 2012, made history as the first woman, and only the second person, to win the contest twice.
She scored a total of 583 points after the public and jury votes were combined, narrowly beating Finland’s Kaarija who scored 526.
The win also ties her native Sweden with Ireland as the nation with the most wins, with seven apiece.
It also means the contest will take place in the home nation of Eurovision legends Abba on the 50th anniversary of their win in 1974.
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