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Taylor Swift’s message to Prince William after selfie with royals backstage

The Prince of Wales has thanked Taylor Swift for a “great concert” as he shared a photo of the pop superstar taking a selfie with him and his children George and Charlotte.

Watching the US singer perform at Wembley Stadium, the future king was also spotted shaking his arms to Shake It Off as he celebrated his 42nd birthday.

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Prince William ‘shakes it off’

“Thank you Taylor Swift for a great evening,” Prince William wrote on Instagram.

Swift posted her selfie with William, George and Charlotte alongside her boyfriend, NFL star Travis Kelce.

“Happy Bday M8,” Swift wrote on Instagram. “London shows are off to a splendid start.”

Pic: Taylor Swift/Instagram
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Taylor’s version. Pic: Taylor Swift/Instagram

William’s cousin Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall were among the star-studded crowd, which reportedly included Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan and model Cara Delevigne.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was also present as he took from the campaign trail to attend the first night of the London leg of Swift’s record-breaking Eras tour.

Keir Starmer with wife Victoria
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Keir Starmer with wife Victoria. Pic: Keir Starmer/X

Prince William previously shared the stage with Swift and Jon Bon Jovi for a performance of Livin’ On A Prayer for a charity event at Kensington Palace in 2013.

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Prince William performs Bon Jovi hit with Taylor Swift

Swift is performing three gigs in London this weekend – before returning to the venue for a further five in August.

She will return to the 90,000-capacity venue on Saturday evening and Sunday.

Taylor Swift performs at Wembley Stadium as part of her Eras Tour on Friday, June 21, 2024 in London. (Photo by Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP)
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Taylor Swift performs at Wembley Stadium. Pic: AP

 Taylor Swift performs her first London concert at Wembley Stadium, during the Eras Tour. Picture date: Friday June 21, 2024. Ian West/PA Wire
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London has been overtaken with Taylor-mania in recent days, with the city’s iconic Tube map redrawn to celebrate her arrival.

Her hit Shake It Off was also played at the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

On Thursday it was revealed that Swift’s fans were expected to boost the London economy by £300m as the capital hosts more Eras Tour shows than any other city in the world, with nearly 640,000 people expected to attend across the eight dates.

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