Twitter shocked that Elton John was asked to perform at King Charles' coronation

King Charles III's coronation will take place on May 6, nearly eight months after Queen Elizabeth II died and ascended the throne. The ceremony, which will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, will "reflect on the monarch's role today and look to the future". There is also a concert taking place the next day and rumors are rife about who will perform at Windsor Castle. A number of big (and unconfirmed) names - including Sir Elton John, the Spice Girls and Harry Styles - have reportedly turned down invitations to perform during Coronation Weekend.

A source told The Sun : "Organizers are racing against time to put together an exciting line-up, but there are a number of challenges. "Elton John was Charles' first choice, but, due to his European tour, he Performing in Germany on Friday and again shortly after the Windsor concert, he was unable to make it to the UK, while popular Harry Styles was also busy touring and unable to gather the main members of the band. , Ed Sheeran, Adele and Robbie Williams were also invited but declined.

The Spice Girls reportedly reunited in January to perform at Charles' coronation before turning down the invitation. According to Harry's Spare , the then-Prince of Wales and Prince Harry met the pop band during a trip to Johannesburg in 1997.

Twitter seemed most shocked that Sir Elton John was asked to perform. The singer-songwriter was very close friends with the late Princess Diana. He became widely known for performing a revised version of "Candle in the Wind" at Diana's funeral in 1997 and 21 years later at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

In 1997, Elton John sang "Candles in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral . Anwar Hussein/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

"Charles really had the guts to ask Elton Candle in the Wind John to sing at his coronation?" one user tweeted. "When royal representatives called Elton John and asked if he would perform at Charles' coronation, I would have paid $700 to be in the room," another chimed in.

One user joked that Mr Bean - who attended the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony - might be available. Others suggested Liam Payne, Jesse Nelson, and even Kid Rock.

One fan pointed out that Charles and Harry had attended Spice Girls concerts in the past but "refused" to perform at his coronation.

To sum it up: everyone is waiting to see who will perform.

Buckingham Palace has yet to comment publicly on rumors surrounding the line-up for Charles' coronation concert.