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King Charles ‘asked Katy Perry for selfie’ for a private secretary who confessed to the monarch that his children ‘love her’

King Charles asked Katy Perry to take a selfie with a member of staff after he confessed to the monarch that his children ‘loved her’, his former private secretary has revealed. 

Scott Furssedonn-Wood began working as Deputy Private Secretary to then-Prince Charles and Camilla in 2017 before leaving Clarence House in 2021. 

This weekend, he recalled an incident with King Charles on Twitter as the pair met Katy Perry in Mumbai in 2019. 

He posted: ‘Exciting that @katyperry is performing at #CoronationConcert. I was with The King in Mumbai in 2019 when he first met her. I had told him how much my kids loved her.

‘Those of us in the team never asked for selfies. So HRH kindly asked for me ‘He and his family are such fans!”

King Charles asked Katy Perry to take a selfie with Scott Furssedonn-Wood after he confessed to the monarch that his children 'loved her', he has revealed King Charles asked Katy Perry to take a selfie with Scott Furssedonn-Wood after he confessed to the monarch that his children 'loved her', he has revealed

King Charles asked Katy Perry to take a selfie with Scott Furssedonn-Wood after he confessed to the monarch that his children ‘loved her’, he has revealed 

The King first met the A-list singer, who will perform at his Coronation, in Mumbai in 2019 (pictured, together) The King first met the A-list singer, who will perform at his Coronation, in Mumbai in 2019 (pictured, together)

The King first met the A-list singer, who will perform at his Coronation, in Mumbai in 2019 (pictured, together) 

As well as a snap of himself posing with Katy, he also shared a photograph of King Charles beaming as he stood alongside the A-list singer. 

Charles went on to meet Katy for a second time in February 2020, when it was announced she would be ambassador for the British Asian Trust.

At the time, the news was met with fury by many because Katy is neither British nor Asian.

It was announced over the weekend that Katy would join the likes of Take That and Lionel Richie to perform at Charles’ Coronation concert.

Other names unveiled by BBC include Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, and singer Freya Ridings who will perform a duet with producer and musician Alexis Ffrench.

Some 20,000 members of the public will attend the Coronation Concert on Sunday, May 7, which will be aired on BBC1 and Radio 2 along with catch-up services.

According to the BBC, the concert will ‘celebrate a new chapter in the nation’s history’ and will have ‘themes of love, respect and optimism’ while celebrating the ‘four nations’ and the Commonwealth.

It comes less than a year after the concert to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which included music by Queen, Duran Duran and Diana Ross.

Scott shared the story on his Twitter page, adding that he 'never asked for selfies' when he was a member of the Clarence House team Scott shared the story on his Twitter page, adding that he 'never asked for selfies' when he was a member of the Clarence House team

Scott shared the story on his Twitter page, adding that he ‘never asked for selfies’ when he was a member of the Clarence House team 

But hopes for a full Take That reunion with Robbie Williams were dashed as the band confirmed only Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen would perform.

They said: ‘This will be our first live show since the Odyssey Tour, four years ago in 2019, and what a stage to come back on! A huge live band and orchestra, a choir, military drummers, the backdrop of Windsor Castle and the celebration of a new King. We can’t wait.’

Barlow had overseen the 2012 concert outside Buckingham Palace to mark the late Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Lionel Richie, whose hits include Hello and All Night Long, became The Prince’s Trust’s first global ambassador in 2019. 

It was announced over the weekend that Katy would join the likes of Take That and Lionel Richie to perform at Charles' Coronation concert (pictured together) It was announced over the weekend that Katy would join the likes of Take That and Lionel Richie to perform at Charles' Coronation concert (pictured together)

It was announced over the weekend that Katy would join the likes of Take That and Lionel Richie to perform at Charles’ Coronation concert (pictured together) 

He said: ‘To share the stage with the other performers at the Coronation Concert is a once-in-a-lifetime event and it will be an honour and a celebration.’

The concert will be backed by a 70-piece orchestra and a ‘house band’ made up of the Massed Bands of the Household Division and the Countess of Wessex’s string orchestra. 

There will also be the support of The Coronation Choir – a diverse group of performers including sea shanty singers, cab drivers, farmers and reggae choirs.

Landmarks and locations around the UK will also be lit up with lasers, drone displays and illuminations.

Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content officer, said: ‘We have a world-class line-up of performers to look forward to for what promises to be a very special night of celebration and entertainment.’

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