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How is Katy Perry related to the royal family? Relationship explained


American pop star Katy Perry performed at the Coronation of King Charles on Sunday, May 7, 2023. She was one of the American artists asked by the new King of Britain to appear at the event.

However, fans have been curious about how Katy Perry is related to the royal family. Here is everything you should know about the same.

Katy Perry’s connection to the royal family

The BBC reported on the performers for King Charles’ coronation, which included Katy Perry alongside Lionel Richie, British pop group Take That, Freya Ridings and Alexis Ffrench, and opera stars Bryn Terfel and Andrea Bocelli.

King Charles and Katy Perry met for the first time during an event in Mumbai, India in 2019. A year later, Perry was appointed Ambassador for the British Asian Trust by Charles. The King said the Fireworks singer’s long-standing commitment to charitable causes was the reason for her appointment as an ambassador. Some criticized Charles’ decision because, they said, Perry was neither Asian nor British to be appointed ambassador of such a trust.

Giving charity, Berry referred to her friendship with Charles and said the former Prince of Wales was “a very kind soul”. After being announced as one of the performers for the coronation weekend of King Charles III, Perry said her concert would help, “shed more light on the British Asian Child Protection Fund”.

Lionel Richie has also performed at Coronations and even brought King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their feet. The Academy Award winning singer is also linked to King Charles III. Richie was appointed by the King as the first global ambassador for The Prince’s Trust – a charitable foundation founded by the latter in 1976.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.