Princess of Wales makes surprise appearance during Eurovision with Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra

The Princess of Wales made a surprise appearance playing the piano in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Kate played alongside last year's Ukrainian winners, Kalush Orchestra, in a pre-recorded opening sequence for the grand final that was filmed at Windsor Castle. 

In a behind-the-scenes video, shared on the Prince and Princess of Wales' Twitter, she's seen playing a short piano piece to the hip-hop group's single 'Stefania'.

"A Eurovision surprise," the tweet said. "A pleasure to join Kalush Orchestra in a special performance of last year's winning Eurovision entry."

Throughout the performance, Kalush Orchestra were joined not just by Kate, but also Andrew Lloyd Webber, last year's Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder, Ballet Black, Bolt Strings, and Joss Stone.

With Ukraine winning last year's competition, it normally means they would have hosted this year's contest. However, due to Russia's invasion, it was instead held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, which is the home country of the 2022 runner-up.

This year's Eurovision winner was Sweden's Loreen, who is now the second performer to win the competition more than once.

It isn't the first time the Princess of Wales has shown her musical talents. On Christmas Eve in 2021, she accompanied Scottish singer Tom Walker on the piano as he performed his poignant song 'For Those Who Can't Be Here'. It was part of the Royal Carols: Together at Christmas holiday special Kate hosted at Westminster Abbey.

Walker described the duet as a "once-in-a-lifetime experience".

"I thought she absolutely smashed the performance. It's not easy to just jump behind a piano with a bunch of musicians you've never played with before and record live takes to camera, but she completely nailed it," the singer said, according to ITV.