The 'American Idol' judge was recently with another member of the royal family
On Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted at the final show of Katy Perry's Play residency in Las Vegas. The couple was seen in the crowd near Céline Dion, while Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden and Zoe Saldaña also attended, TMZ reported. Perry was supported by her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, and their 3-year-old daughter, Daisy Dove, in what marked the little one's first public appearance. However, it was not the singer’s first time performing before members of the royal family.
On May 7, Perry, 39, sang at the Coronation Concert, held the day after King Charles and Queen Camilla’s crowning at Westminster Abbey (which she also attended). The special show was held on the grounds of Windsor Castle and welcomed 20,000 guests and members of the public to celebrate the historic occasion with an evening of entertainment. The “Firework” singer wasn’t the only American Idol judge who hit the stage — so did Lionel Richie — and both have known Charles for years through charity work.
Perry has served as an ambassador of The British Asian Trust, which the King co-founded to tackle poverty and transform lives in South Asia, since 2020, while Richie was appointed the First Global Ambassador and First Chairman of the Global Ambassador Group for The Prince's Trust in 2019. Other performers at the Coronation Concert included Andrea Bocelli, Take That, Sir Bryn Terfel, Freya Ridings and Alexis Ffrench.
King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were all in attendance during the epic show, where BBC cameras caught 8-year-old Charlotte singing along to Perry’s anthem “Roar."
King Charles and Queen Camilla even made a surprise appearance on American Idol with Perry and Richie.
Prince Harry did not attend the Coronation Concert, as he traveled back to California after the crowning ceremony on May 6 — which was also his son Prince Archie's 4th birthday. The Duke of Sussex, 39, was in the U.K. solo while Meghan, 42, stayed back stateside with their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, 2.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated to Meghan’s home state after stepping back from their royal roles in 2020 and ultimately settled in Montecito. The couple are neighbors with Perry and Bloom in the Santa Barbara enclave, and Prince Harry previously revealed that he and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor stay in touch about paparazzi sightings.
"Just two days ago, Orlando Bloom sent me a message — because he's just down the road and we sort of keep in contact because of the paparazzi,” the Duke of Sussex said while appearing on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast in May 2021.
In another Montecito connection, Harry, Meghan, Perry and Bloom were all guests of Ellen DeGeneres' vow renewal to Portia de Rossi in February. The former host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and her wife also live in Montecito, where Kris Jenner officiated the surprise home ceremony for what most thought was a 50th birthday party for de Rossi.
It was widely reported that Prince Harry and Meghan flew to Perry’s Las Vegas show at Resorts World Theatre on Saturday with Diaz, Madden and Saldana.
The night out also doubled as Harry and Meghan’s latest concert date. On Sept. 1, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out for Beyoncé's first Los Angeles show of the Renaissance World Tour at SoFi Stadium in L.A. with Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland. As seen in a photo posted on social media, the trio was spotted in a private box — and all wore shades of silver! The 32-time Grammy winner had asked that her fans all wear “fabulous silver fashions to the shows 8.23 - 9.22” in honor of her 42nd birthday on Sept. 4.
Meghan and Doria were seen smiling and dancing as they waved their arms in the air from a private box overlooking the stadium while Harry watched on.
Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!
In conversation with Hello! magazine, Rowland opened up about what it was like to spend time with Meghan.
"It was my first time meeting her. It was just nice being there with other great women and being able to just simply talk," the Destiny's Child alum said at a WaterWipes event in Brooklyn in October.
"I don't know what people expect to see or to know, but she just felt very cool and very down to earth. She is very warm," she added.
For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Read the original article on People.