Katy Perry risks backlash over her Coronation antics

Katy Perry’s risks backlash over her Coronation antics as she takes photo of her feet on Westminster Abbey memorial to Winston Churchill and poses for selfies with fans – after she couldn’t find her seat and tripped in her heels

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Katy Perry has been at the centre of Coronation antics today after taking a picture of herself on Westminster Abbey’s memorial to Winston Churchill – just hours after being mocked for failing to find her seat as well as tripping in her heels.

The ‘California Gurls’ singer, who will perform at the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle tomorrow, took a quick snap of her feet while she stood on the stone dedicated to the wartime Prime Minister.

She now faces backlash as although it is not forbidden to walk on a memorial in the abbey or to take a selfie, it is seen as inappropriate. 

Despite leading Britain through WWII, Churchill is also seen as a controversial historical figure due to his apparent racism and support for the British Empire.

Earlier today, Perry was caught by amused fans looking like a lost lamb searching far and wide for her seat.

Katy Perry took a quick snap of her feet while she stood on the stone dedicated to the wartime Prime Minister in Westminster Abbey

Perry pictured taking selfies in the historic Westminster Abbey ahead of the ceremony

The singer, pictured posing with fans, joined the hundreds of invitees at the historical event

Unable to see thanks to an impressive fascinator, she was seen cocking her head and spinning around in circles in desperate search for her place.

The singer, who was dressed head-to-toe in lilac with in an enormous head piece and Vivienne Westwood choker, comically tweeted following the ceremony that her fans were ‘not to worry’ as she found her seat.

In further antics, the singer was spotted taking selfies with guests in the historic abbey and stumbling in her tall white heels as she left the ceremony with fellow guests.

Alongside British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, the pop star was pictured arriving at the abbey earlier this morning. 

It was also revealed today that she will stay at Windsor Castle tonight before performing tomorrow alongside music legend Lionel Richie, as well as Take That, Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel. 

The event, which will take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle, will be in front of a crowd of 20,000 members of the public and invited guests and broadcast across BBC television and radio stations.

As a special honour in return for her performance, Katy is being allowed an exclusive stay in the royal residence of the 1,000-year-old castle.

Perry said she is ‘really excited’ for her ‘wild’ sleepover at the royal residence. 

‘I’m really excited… I might be posting a lot because I’m gonna be in a castle, for real. This is wild,’ she told Extra TV. 

Asked about her Coronation invite, she said: ‘It was very regal. It was like a cursive I have never seen [before]… I loved it.’

Perry wore a large lilac fascinator to match her dress, short jacket and gloves

Perry, wearing lilac and a large Vivienne Westwood pearl necklace, posed for selfies with admiring fans 

Oops!: Perry is pictured stumbling in her white heels as she leaves the ceremony

Pop star Katy Perry arrived at the Abbey with Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful

The 38-year-old paid homage to Vivienne Westwood in her lilac outfit from the late designer.

She showcased her slim frame in a pencil dress teamed with a co-ordinating short-sleeved jacket, boasting a nipped-in waist, and matching opera gloves.

She accessorised with an enormous dish-style net fascinator, while wearing a Vivienne Westwood necklace and carrying her belongings in a white top-handle bag from the designer.

Perry arrived alongside VIP guests who since 6am were queuing for a mile to get one of the prime 2,300 seats inside. The Abbey was full at just before 9am.

Stars seen taking their seats in the church included Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Fry, Nick Cave and magician Dynamo, while Dame Emma Thompson gave a thumbs up in excitement.

TV favourites Ant and Dec, along with Repair Shop star Jay Blades, were also in attendance at the service, which is set to be seen by more than 100million people around the world. 

They watched Charles be crowned in a Christian ceremony that dates back for 1,000 years on a day dripping with glorious displays of pageantry. 

It also shone a spotlight on Britain’s place on the world stage in the UK’s biggest ceremonial military operation since the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965 with 7,000 servicemen and women marching with the King and Queen.

Perry pictured leaving Westminster Abbey following the coronation ceremony


The singer comically tweeted following the ceremony that her fans were ‘not to worry’

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