Adele & Ed Sheeran turned down King Charles’s invite to perform at the Chubbly

Whenever there’s a big royal event, the Windsors ask Adele to sing. She always refuses them. I think she’s something of a low-key republican, especially as she gets older and especially as she lives full-time in America now. But Ed Sheeran? He seems somewhat cozy with the Windsors, and last year, he performed at the Jubbly concert. Well, apparently Ed and Adele were both asked to perform at King Charles’s coronation concert. They both turned him down. Hilarious.

King Charles’s Coronation concert has been dealt a huge blow after both Adele and Ed Sheeran turned down invitations to take part. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the pair were asked to perform after the monarch discussed with organisers his hopes that they would appear. But both Sheeran and Adele have said they were busy and unable to play at the Windsor Castle event on May 7, the day after the King is crowned at Westminster Abbey.

A source involved with the project said: ‘The King has suggested a number of people he would like to perform and Adele and Ed were on that list. He was very keen that they were part of the concert. There is a team set up to get the talent signed up so they approached the two of them, but got replies saying that they were unavailable, which was a massive disappointment. They are titans of the showbiz industry and are quintessentially British but also known across the globe. It’s such a shame.’

Shape Of You star Sheeran, 32, is scheduled to appear at a show in Texas the day before the Coronation gig. While this would make it difficult for him to get to the Windsor show, insiders say it would be possible to make the nine-hour journey in time by private jet. He has previously used this method of transport.

Sheeran closed the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant last June with his hit Perfect, which was chosen as a tribute to the then monarch and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Adele, 34, has nothing publicly listed for May 7 – or, indeed, after March 25 when her Las Vegas residency concerts come to an end. It is not yet known if Harry Styles will be part of the line-up, although it is understood the King wants him to take part. Meanwhile, Lionel Richie is close to agreeing, as are the Spice Girls, although the organisers have yet to confirm whether Victoria Beckham will appear. She has vowed never to sing in public again after suffering years of ridicule over her voice.

[From The Daily Mail]

Oof, the Mail is looking through Adele’s schedule and trying to determine what diary constraints she might have – because they don’t want to admit that Adele simply doesn’t want to sing at the Chubbly. Sheeran at least has an okay excuse, although it’s funny that the Mail is like “well, he should fly to London by private jet because the king demands it!” These people are not at Charles’s beck and call, for the love of God. I hope Harry Styles turns them down too, but who knows. I don’t have a good enough read on Styles to say whether he would participate in this mess.

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  1. Cessily says:

    Love that they turned it down! I don’t even care why..

    • Sugarhere says:

      Decent artists are now forever aware that the Royals are a reputation hazard.

      A ruthless accident planner and son denier, a child fondler, an uncertified MMA wrestler, a fixated botox-filled stalker: no wonder people who’ve worked hard to earn world recognition aren’t in a rush to self-sabotage by being photographed around that motley collection of undiagnosed mental misfits.

    • Mary Pester says:

      CESSILY, I can remember a home movie type video of Adelle where they asked her William or Harry, and her reply was “Harry obviously 😂😂bet BULLYAM is still screaming over that one, and Ed loves Harry

      • Jais says:

        I think that was from Vogue’s 20Q videos. They ask that question to a lot of celebs. William or Harry? My dream is for someone to look directly at the camera and answer with “Meghan.” That would be my answer anyway😉

      • Lurker25 says:

        Yeah Adele is on record stanning Harry, and Ed Sheeran did a funny video for him for a cause that I forgot right now. Just remember the joke in the video was that Sheeran thought the cause was “gingers unite!” at first 😂
        Unless they are an old (Rupert Everett) ardent monarchist (Joan Collins), friends of Camilla (Judy dench) or angling for knighthood (Beckham), no celebrity will want to associate with the RF after Spare.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      Maybe she’s washing her hair that day, lol. Or she’s already booked for Archie’s birthday party. 🙂

      • Feebee says:

        How hilarious would it be for a photo of Adele and Harry clinking glasses in California on May 6 be released on the 7th.

    • ELX says:

      They’re both smart enough to stay away. This whole thing is going to look so bad…can we start calling Charlie ‘El Jefe’ ? He should just wear a suit, drive over in a car and sit on a chair they already have. All of this juxtaposed with the poverty tourism and overt Tory sympathies is just so gross.

    • Debbie says:

      Regardless of the entertainment they book for this fiasco, won’t it cost a lot of money to pay these famous people? Who is paying for that?

      • Dilettante says:

        Or do they expect them to sing for free?
        They could just get Kate to play the piano.
        Oops just saw the same comment below. Great minds think alike.

  2. Dee says:

    Lucky for Chuck, Kate knows how to play piano! Time for a Chubbly Singalong with all the “working” royals.

  3. Ravensdaughter says:

    Charles will never receive the respect and adoration his mother did.
    His sense of “duty” is as much to himself as to his country. William is even worse.

  4. Maddie says:

    Lionel Richie, omg that’s so funny

    • Mslove says:

      He’s sooo close to agreeing! Lol.

    • JoJo says:

      Not as funny as The Spice ‘Girls’. 🤣😂🤣😂

      I’m not much of an Adele fan tbh but after reading this she’s gone up in my estimation.

      I think my bigger question is, why a concert at all? It’s supposed to be a sacred, 1000+ year old, traditional & somber ritual. Does a follow up pop concert really fit the ‘bigly, important’ vibe they’re trying to give off.

      In fact the plans for the whole 3 days are rapidly turning into sheer farce. Some of the comments from everyday people here in the UK about the patronising mass volunteering request for day 3 are just unrepeatable.

      • kirk says:

        Why a “mass volunteering request for day 3” anyway? I thought you had to be working royal to have a life of service.

      • Jais says:

        Yes! Why is this a whole 3 day Chubbly wannabe-jubbly??? Why can’t it just be the one event, the one clowning ceremony? What a clusterchuck!

      • ClaireB says:

        Yes! This should not be a 3 day party with parties and music when people are going hungry in the UK. One day for a pared-down, somber coronation, one day where Charles encourages some sort of volunteerism or service for and by citizens (donate money, volunteer, etc.), and one day of holiday for everyone. Imagine if he encouraged MPs to volunteer at food banks and soup kitchens those days! I guess he’d call that too political.

      • Chrissy says:

        You asked “why a concert at all?” I’m thinking that the organizers think that a concert would attract the younger generations towards supporting the “Celebration”, though I don’t know any millennial who would be enticed by Lionel Ritchie, the Spice Girls, or even Adele at this point. I’m surprised they didn’t think of Barry Manilow or Shirley Bassey! Diamonds are forever, anyone? Ugh!

      • KT says:

        Concerts to celebrate Royal events are practically a tradition now. When it used to be every 25 years for a Jubilee stars used to happily volunteer – and they were fabulous exposure, because of how widely they were watched – but it’s only a year since the last one. The novelty has worn off.

        I’d expect Elton to do it – Elton always does them, he is inextricably linked to Royal events now – but even he ended up pre-recording his bit last time.

      • Mf says:

        Good question as to why there needs to be a concert. Keep in mind: these are the people who accused Meghan of being too “Hollywood.”

    • Peggy Campbell says:

      This Chuck-a-Thon sounds like it’s going to be a 80’s/90’s palooza: what with the Spice Girls and Lionel Richie. Richie can croon “Lady” to Camilla “All Night Long” while “Just to be Close You” Charles. I think it’s “Perfect” Shearn won’t perform and the Adele isn’t going to be “Rolling in the Deep”. Hopefully Styles will show it’s just a “Sign of the Times”.

    • Chaine says:

      Nothing says modernized monarchy like a concert featuring a singer whose last number one hit was 38 years ago

      • lucy2 says:

        And who isn’t even British!

      • Debbie says:

        Ah but his melanin earns him an invitation. After all, these royals feel that they must have pictures of some Black people somewhere in order to offset the overwhelming Whiteness of the upcoming events. Nothing says, “Very much not racist” like Lionel Ritchie.

  5. Persephone says:

    The way I cackled when I saw this on Twitter yesterday.
    Still can’t figure why the daily fail is trolling King Charles the Turd like this.

  6. HeyKay says:

    I really love Ed for “busy, sorry”

    Will they drag out Brian May and Queen again? Elton is officially retired plus closely Diannas pal.
    Spice Girls? Ahahaha.

  7. Teddy says:

    This is giving Donald Trump vibes when his team was scrambling to get anyone to play at his inauguration.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      It is. And who in their right mind would wait until 3 months to ask for several artists to perform?? You knew you were having your con-a-nation and you wait until the very last minute to try and gain talent?? These people have their scheduled performances settled a year in advance but you want Sheeran to take a private jet after a performance to entertain KCIII? Thanks but no thanks.

      • ClaireB says:

        I think they already asked and were refused, and now they’re putting the story out to try to guilt or shame artists into accepting.

    • lucy2 says:

      It reminds me of that too.

  8. ThatsNotOkay says:

    The other Harry? Styles should stay away.

    Lionel has biracial kids. Think long and hard about this, Lionel.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Too late. Lionel is an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. He’s going to be there singing all night long.

      • kirk says:

        Being a ‘global’ ambassador for Prince’s Trust beholdens one to performing at a coronation ceremony? If so, that’s disappointing.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      All Harrys and, really, everyone should stay away.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      I feel like Harry should allow the drama of his grand romance with Olivia to ebb before jumping into the middle of another hot mess drama but who knows maybe he loves a nice drama stew

  9. Amy Bee says:

    The reason why there are always only old stagers that Royal concerts is because the younger artistes and their fanbases are not royalists. Performing for the King does nothing for their careers.

  10. Jais says:

    The performers get paid right? This isn’t some act of service the performers are just supposed to do for the monarchy bc they’re asked?

  11. Brassy Rebel says:

    I think Ed Sheeran is mad about William bullying the little kid he said looked like him. Ginger’s Revenge!

  12. Leigh says:

    Gingers unite!

  13. equality says:

    Performing for QE is not the same as for KC. He might as well accept that he is less popular.

  14. Jensa says:

    The BRF do not expect to be turned down, it is supposed to be a mighty honour for which you will immediately drop everything. And Ed Sheeran will normally turn up to anything and even performed at that terrible Earthshot concert. So this is hilarious.
    CIII obviously wants the glamour that the big name acts will bring because there’s otherwise absolutely zero interest in this Coronation.

    • Giddy says:

      One of the few joys about Charles is the fun everyone has with his name: CIII, King Charles the Turd, KC3, UpChuck3, or my favorite, 👑C.

      • Mary Pester says:

        GIDDY, I’m still waiting for the DF to Cotton on to the fact that when they have to change our post boxes in the UK which carries the monarch’s insignia, we are going to see “ER11PO” OR “ER2 PO” to the new one which will say “C3PO”, wonder if they will hear the “Star wars” theme every time they post a letter 😂😂

      • BeanieBean says:

        @Mary Pester: better yet, some massive lawsuit from George Lucas about copyright infringement.

  15. Stephanie says:

    I would love it if Adele popped up in Montecito at Archie’s birthday party on coronation day. Slim chance but I’d love to cackle across the pond about it.

  16. Snuffles says:

    If I was a celebrity, I would stay away from this expensive farce during a severe cost of living crisis. It’s just not a good look on anyone.

  17. Normades says:

    The biggest names in brit show biddness don’t want anything to do with this. Adele is obviously team H&M and the others have better things to do (and great excuses).

  18. Well Wisher says:

    Both performs have their origins in working and middle class families. Those are the people who face the brunt of bad decisions made in the last decade.

    Or maybe they do not want to be bothered or associate with that type of elitism.

    So scheduling problem is a good enough reason.

  19. phaedra7 says:

    Both of them, especially Adele, are TEAM HARRY+MEGAN! 👏🏽💖

  20. tamsin says:

    Nothing like looking to the future by having a defunct group re-unite to perform. King Charles’s time has passed, and nothing like nostalgia to point that out.

  21. Stelle says:

    Harry Styles will do it. People don’t understand the way that man is sycophantic with huge patriotic vibe around him. He will perform for the Coronation and will make sure you all know he’s actually proud of doing it. I really believe the press and the music industry brainwashed people into believe he was a poor dude from that island when he was upper middle class with a trend to really hero worship basic sh*t from that island, he is not in a copycat habit out of nothing. He will go there and mark my word, there will be pictures of him, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and others being cozy with THAT family the whole CONration weekend pretending they are in phase with the actual public.
    If Adele really refused to be part of it, I’m happy but I don’t expect it to be true because in that island that’s an honor most are not willing to publicly refuse.

  22. Beverley says:

    Maybe Ed Sheeran took offense at Prince Peg’s teasing/bullying of that redheaded child last week.

  23. NotClaudia says:

    Just a thought why Ed turned it down: Ed and Prince Harry did a video spot together in 2019 for World Mental Health Day called Gingers unite!

    • ClaireB says:

      I’d forgotten about that video! If Rupert Grint would appear in a video with Harry and Ed, I feel like my internet life would be complete.

  24. HarryforLife says:

    Maybe good ol Willy should stop making fun of red headed kids on public visits. Your brother and Ed Sheeran see you.

  25. Jaded says:

    The Spice Girls….? SMH. They should be called The Old Spice Girls.

  26. MY3CENTS says:

    They might dangle a knighthood or something similar in front of Beckham so she’d do it.

    • Flower says:

      I suspect the lack of knight-hood is the reason Victoria is holding out.

      That said Victoria Beckham is a sucker for having her name associated with historic events so I can see her doing this. Like you have identified it potentially brings her closer to her Lady Beckham goal after David Beckham still didn’t his Knighthood after queuing up to see the Queen lying in state for days.

  27. aquarius64 says:

    I wonder if these British performers agree to do the Chubblly hoping to make the New Years Honours list?

  28. QuiteContrary says:

    Maybe Jimmy Savile, Charles’ old pal, will do it.

    He’s dead? Oh well…

    Posh Spice it is.

  29. Rebecca says:

    Lionel Richie was the first one to sign for the coronation

  30. Janice Hill says:

    The king and his organizers probably expect them to do it for free. Because it’s such an honor.

  31. Saucy&Sassy says:

    Does anyone else think that KFC is determined to have Jubbly, so he’s combining it with the Clowning? Otherwise, what is all about? Why does he need or want this now? He could have one in 10 years. No one would tell him no.

    Do they really believe that artists will drop everything and go to this because he wants them there? They are booked into the future, and he’s not giving them very much notice. I think he should book a court jester and be done with it.

  32. Bama says:

    Harry Styles just started his Australia and Asia leg of his tour and will then be touring in Europe again. I’d be very surprised if he performs.

    He was rumored to have turned down an invite to the Jubbly concert and I can’t see him turning down QEII but accepting an invite from Chuck.

  33. phlyfiremama says:

    I can feel the sizzling from those 2 BURNS all the way across the pond. 😂😂😂

  34. Chelsea says:

    Has Harry Styles ever performed at a royal event? I dont think he has. They had Liam Payne at a Commonwealth event a few years ago but i don’t think Harry has ever really been around the royals minus that time when he met Prince Harry on the red carpet for Dunkirk where he did appear to fangirl a bit lol.( Not sure if that was him being a monarchist or just him liking the other, more ginger Harry. )

    This coronation is problably just gonna end up with Coldplay, Lionel Richie, the Spice Girls, and a bunch of old British artists like always. They might get Craig David or Ellie Goulding for the 50 millionth time too.

  35. Pam says:

    I get Ed Sheeran not wanting to do this. Even if he wasn’t Team Harry, the timing would be a major stretch. Adele has less of a plausible excuse, but she could rightly say that, after her regency, she’s going to need some downtime. I howled at the idea about the Spice Girls…they never seem to be able to keep a tour going these days, let alone put in a “command performance.” This should be entertaining… 🤣🤣🤣

    • HeatherC says:

      Adele, and any one else, doesn’t need an excuse, plausible or not. “No” is a complete sentence.

  36. Debbie says:

    Forgive me but I also feel like I should point out the hypocrisy of the BM, who always go around pretending to be guardians of the environment when it comes to anything Sussex related, to suddenly be eager to suggest that someone take a private jet just so they can entertain Charles. Unbelievable.

  37. Jay says:

    It’s cutting it a bit close to just be thinking about the musical acts now, no? Macca would still do it, he’s still very much a royalist, but that’s not likely to bring in the young people!

    Maybe this is a shaming tactic from the BM, but have they considered that now, whoever they get will be known as the second or third choice?

    Guys, don’t worry, I’ve solved it. The obvious choice is to get Oasis back together – the Gallagher brothers having a profanity- laden screaming match live on the air that ends with one of them throwing a microphone stand at the other as the new monarch tries to look on with dignity would be the most fitting musical accompaniment we could hope for.

    • Mary Pester says:

      Brilliant idea Jay,, followed by the crankies, oh sorry, they are already there wearing their crowns 🤬😂

    • Acha says:

      I’ve said this before, but isn’t William supposed to be “taking a major role” in planning the Chubbly ? In which case, isn’t all this William’s failure?

  38. susan says:

    Interesting how the tabloids are suggesting Sheeran could squeeze in the appearance by flying back and forth from the USA BY PRIVATE JET after spilling so much ink excoriating Harry and Meghan for doing so.