'I've been asking about etiquette!': Taylor Swift excited for royal gig

Taylor Swift says she’s “really excited” to perform for Prince William and Kate at an upcoming charity gala – so much so, in fact, that she’s already brushing up on her royal etiquette!


“This is the first thing I've performed at for any kind of royal engagement,” Taylor told BBC Radio 2. “I feel very, very honoured." 

Hosted by the Duke and Duchess, the star-studded, winter wonderland-themed event will take place at the Cambridge family’s Kensington Palace home on Nov. 26, and will also feature performances by Jon Bon Jovi and James Blunt.


Asked if she’s reviewing "her royal P's and Q's," Taylor confessed that she’s already thinking about how to conduct herself in front of the Duke and Duchess.


"I've been asking about that," Taylor said. "I think I'm really safe if I just shake hands and be polite." 


Understandably, she’s a bit nervous, and says she’s not getting her hopes up about meeting the royal couple. “That’s being presumptuous in assuming I’ll meet [them],” she said, rather diplomatically. “First I’ll just be polite enough to not assume I’m going to get to meet them.

November is proving to be a big month for the 23-year-old singer. Taylor recently received the Pinnacle award at the CMAs, an honour that recognizes artists who bring country music to a worldwide audience, and which has only been previously awarded once, to Garth Brooks.


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