Taylor Swift’s recent decisions to decline offers to perform at King Charles III’s coronation and appear on Meghan Markle’s podcast have sparked controversy and speculation.
Despite the potential for increasing her wealth and fame, Swift turned down these opportunities, raising eyebrows and fueling rumors about her reasons for declining.
According to reports, Swift rejected an offer to perform at King Charles III’s coronation. Although a specific reason for the rejection was not given, it was noted that Swift was scheduled to perform in Nashville during her Eras Tour on the day of the coronation.
This decision was somewhat controversial, as she wasn’t the only artist to turn down the invite. Other musicians, including Harry Styles, Adele, Elton John, and the Spice Girls, also declined, making it difficult for officials to organize the ceremony.
In a similar fashion, Swift also turned down an invitation to appear on Meghan Markle’s now-canceled podcast. It was reported that Markle wrote a personal note to Swift, but the artist still declined the request.
The Wall Street Journal mentioned that Swift didn’t even bother responding herself, instead having a representative decline on her behalf.
This snub could be seen as a diss to the Duchess of Sussex. Despite the podcast coming to an end, Markle and Swift dispelled rumors of tension between them when Markle attended one of Swift’s Eras Tour performances in Los Angeles.