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Dolly Parton once turned down tea with Kate Middleton

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August 28, 2023 | 3:14 p.m

Not even the Princess of Wales could get an audience with the Queen of Country.

Dolly Parton, 77, told BBC Radio 2 that she received the invitation from Kate Middleton, 41, while she was in London on business but revealed she couldn’t make it.

“This time Lordy I was even invited to tea with Kate but I couldn’t even go,” she shared. “I thought it was very sweet and kind of her to invite me and one day I will – that would be great.”

The 9 to 5 singer went on to share the hilarious reason she turned down the royal.

“But she didn’t want to promote my rock album, so I had to say no,” she joked.

Parton also admitted that she wishes she had more time to explore the city, but ultimately she doesn’t have time.

“I love the people, the feeling of London. I unfortunately do not [get time to sightsee]. “I used to sit on the tour bus with my band when we planned it,” she explained.

Dolly Parton at the press conference for her ‘Rockstar’ album on June 29, 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel in London, England.Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images The Princess of Wales invited Dolly Parton to tea – but she was turned down.Mirrorpix / MEGA

The Queen of Country will release her first ever rock album entitled ‘Rockstar’ on November 17th. The album contains 30 tracks, including nine original songs by Parton and 21 covers of iconic rock songs featuring features from artists such as Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sting, Elton John, Stevie Nicks and more.

“I’m so excited to finally present my first rock ‘n’ roll album ‘Rockstar,'” Parton said in a statement. “I feel very honored and privileged to have worked with some of the greatest iconic singers and musicians of all time, and to be able to sing all of the iconic songs on the entire album was a boundless joy.” I hope everyone enjoys the album just as much fun as I do putting it together.”

The “Jolene” singer began recording the rock album after being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Dolly Parton will release her debut rock album, Rockstar, on November 17th. REUTERS/Anna Gordon

She initially declined the nomination due to her background in country music, rather than rock – but the RRHOF refused to strip her out of the vote, and the foundation said in a statement: “We are in awe of Dolly’s brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and proud.” that I nominated them for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”

After learning that the RRHOF welcomes artists from different categories, Parton changed her stance and said she would accept the honor. She added that she “inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album in the future, which is what I’ve always wanted to do.”

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