News

Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi perform with Prince William

Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi perform with Prince William

'LIVIN' ON A PRAYER:' Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi perform with Prince William (right). Photo: Associated Press

Prince William channeled his inner musical talents by hitting the stage with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift during a charity event on Tuesday.

The British royal hosted the Winter Whites Gala in Aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace to raise cash for homelessness.

Swift and the rocker were invited to perform at the star-studded event, and the Prince surprised guests by joining the singers on stage for a performance of Bon Jovi’s hit “Livin’ On A Prayer.”

Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery, Oscar winner Colin Firth, and James Blunt also attended the royal event, and Jon Bon Jovi was presented with the Centrepoint Great Britain Youth Inspiration Award for his humanitarian work.

Swift told reporters she was thrilled to be a part of the evening – her first royal engagement – and stunned by the gala’s winter wonderland theme, which included imported snow.

She said, “It is so incredibly exciting to be performing at Kensington Palace. With the snow, the lighting, the decorations, it’s all so Christmas-y. It’s kind of surreal, right? I’m at a palace! I’m just soaking it all in. It’s going to be a great night.”

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Batman Day honors 75 years of the Dark Knight

Fresh
batman

DC Comics will celebrate 75 years of Gotham's top crime-fighter today.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 23

winehouse2

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Judge Delays Sentencing For Mark Weiner

Updated
Weiner Mark 121512

An Albemarle judge has delayed the sentencing for Mark Lawrence Weiner.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Sierra Club Wants Pesticide Ban In City Parks

Updated
Cruickshank John 22211

Our region's Sierra Club wants city officials to stop using pesticides in parks and other places.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

NC Firm To Explore Alternative Sewer Line Routes

Updated
Frederick Tom 62509

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority wants a N.C. company to find an alternative local sewer line route.