US singing legend Bette Midler is performing at the King’s Coronation concert.
The 77-year-old performer will fly over to the UK for the special live performance at Windsor Castle next month on Sunday May, 7.
The Wind Beneath My Wings singer is a coup for organisers, who have struggled to book talent for the last minute gig.
Bette will star alongside Lionel Richie, 73, and Take That at the free concert for 10,000 people.
Royal organisers have also enlisted former Strictly Come Dancing celebrity booker Charlotte Oates to secure talent for the event.
The experience TV executive has also worked across entertainment shows The X Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent.
An insider said: “Although booking performers hasn’t been easy, due to busy schedules and the last minute nature of the gig, bosses are quietly confident that that a very special event is coming together.
“Landing a Hollywood star like Bette is a real coup and she will add real old school glamour to the line-up.
“Bette is delighted to be taking part, she thinks it’s an honour.
“Organisers are pulling out all the stops to give people a real spectacle, there’ll be something for everyone.”
Bette has performed in the Royal Variety Performance show twice previously in 2009 and 2014.
Speaking about meeting the Queen she said: “When I was a kid I used to go to the public library I remember I was looking in the magazine and I saw a picture of a beautiful young girl kneeling down and getting a crown. These black and white pictures made a big impression on me, I never recovered from it. I’ve been a fan of hers for years. I was nervous.”
In 2020 Bette clashed with TV presenter Piers Morgan on Twitter after he suggested Meghan Markle should be stripped of her royal title after giving a politically charged address.