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Eurovision: Princess of Wales plays piano in surprise video appearance at Liverpool grand final

The Princess of Wales made a surprise appearance in the opening video for the final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

kate formed part of the pre-recorded video that has begun programmeand also stars stars including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sam Ryder and Joss Stone.

In the film, she played a short instrumental piano recital, recorded earlier this month at Windsor Castle’s Crimson Drawing Room.

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Wearing a one shoulder royal blue robe – in a nod Ukraine – and with her curly hair loose, she sits against a backdrop of glittering chandeliers and golden mirrors.

The song was written specifically for her by Joe Price and Kojo Samuel.

The video also showcases last year’s winner’s Kalush Orchestra singing Stefania in the iconic Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station in central Kyiv, Ukraine.

Other appearances include rapper Ms Banks, professional ballet company Ballet Black and musician Bolt Strings.

Meanwhile in the auditorium, a group of drummers joined the Kalush Orchestra on stage to open the final as fireworks lit up the arena.

26 acts will be performed in front of the arena’s 6,000 strong audience and around 1 60 million spectators watching worldwide.

Hosts Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, Ukrainian TV stars Julia Sanina and Alesha Dixon will host the show.

After the performances, the show will be based on announcing the winners through a lengthy voting process.

Current favorite to win are Loreen of Sweden and Kaajia of Finland, with UK action, Mae MillerHoping to make it to the top 10.

A flag parade featuring all countries showcased performers before their show, featuring classic Eurovision stunts including falling skirts, trampolines, dance moves striptease and many structural props.

Kate’s participation is not the first royal connection to the much-loved contest, and follows Visit of King Charles and Queen Camilla to Liverpool Arena last month.

During their visit, the royal couple lit up the arena with lamps to mark the opening ceremony and chatted with the UK hopeful Mae Mullerwith the King telling her, “We’ll be very interested in you – push you to keep going.”

Sky News is in Liverpool covering all the latest news about the competition as it goes on.

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(c) Sky Bulletin 2023: Eurovision: The Princess of Wales plays the piano in the video that suddenly appeared at the Liverpool final


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