Deep breaths. Taylor Swift can scratch one item off of her bucket list: Singing “Livin’ on a Prayer” with Jon Bon Jovi . . . and the future King of England!! In a palace! As previously reported, the pop-country singer-songwriter, 23, was a guest at Kensington Palace for the Nov. 26 Winter Whites Gala in Aid of Centrepoint. Dressed in a stunning crystal gown, the recent American Music Award champ didn’t just meet Prince William — they sang together, too!
After greeting both Swift and rocker Bon Jovi, 51, inside the Kings Gallery at the Palace’s State Apartments, the tuxedo-clad 31-year-old royal (minus wife Kate Middleton, alas) hosted the fundraiser benefitting Centrepoint, which combats homelessness. (Prince George’s father has been a patron of the charity since 2005.) The festivities culminated with Bon Jovi singing an acoustic version of “Livin’ on a Prayer,” with Swift and William himself singing backup — and completely rocking out! (Bon Jovi was presented with the Centrepoint Great Britain Youth Inspiration Award by Prince William for his humanitarian work.)
Earlier in the night, Swift performed her own set, crooning hits like “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Love Story” and “15.” “This is my first time playing at Kensington Palace or any palace for that matter,” she said onstage, according to London’s The Mirror.
“I want to thank you for having me, Prince William, this is just amazing.”
Another musician of the evening, Olivia Sabat, told the Mirror that William was in a typically jocular mood — and doing some impromptu twerking! “He was like: ‘would it put you off if I was dancing?’ and I said ‘no, I want you to listen – dancing and listening.'” Sabat recalled. “And the prince said ‘yeah that’s fine’ and then he started doing a little twerking.”
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