Tom Cruise Will Appear At King Charles' Coronation (With A Twist)

A great deal has been made of the number of stars who have turned down invitations, for one reason or another, to perform at the upcoming coronation of King Charles III. Adele, Elton John, The Spice Girls, and Harry Styles all make the list of famous British musicians who will not be performing for His Majesty during the coronation celebration this coming weekend (via Newsweek). 

Interestingly, some of the headlining performers who did agree to take the stage at the event are American, including Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Now, news of another famous American agreeing to publicly celebrate the coronation of The King has become public. Actor Tom Cruise, star of movies like "Top Gun" and the "Mission Impossible" franchise, is set to appear during the official celebration concert, which will take place on May 7, the day after the coronation ceremony. But while fans will certainly get to see his face and hear his voice, it may not be in the way some may have expected. 

What Tom Cruise is set to do at the coronation

According to the BBC, Tom Cruise, as well as other famed actors like Dame Joan Collins and, adorably, Winnie The Pooh, will appear at the coronation ... via pre-recorded video. Cruise is set to entertain the crowds at the coronation celebration "in a series of pre-recorded sketches and segments revealing little-known facts about The King," says the BBC.

While these video clips are set to entertain, educate, and charm the audience by running during the concert, there will also be plenty of in-person performers in addition to Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, some of whom include singer-songwriters Paloma Faith and Tiwa Savage, legendary musician Steve Winwood, and celebrated pianist Lang Lang.

The concert, which is set to take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle, will not only be attended by a large crowd, but will also be broadcast across BBC channels including BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2, and BBC Sounds.