‘You can be my wingman any time’, Tom Cruise tells King Charles at coronation

12:29 AM | 9 May, 2023
‘You can be my wingman any time’, Tom Cruise tells King Charles at coronation
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The all-star Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle witnessed a dramatic tribute by none other than Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise to the newly crowned King Charles III.

Just 24 hours after the monarch's coronation, Cruise took to the skies, broadcasting his message from the cockpit of his own plane while speaking directly to the camera.

In his typical daring fashion, Cruise addressed King Charles as "Pilot to pilot, Your Majesty, you can be my wingman any time." The Top Gun star added his unique touch to the star-studded event, which took place in the enchanting grounds of Windsor Castle, located to the west of London.

Alongside Cruise, a host of American stars graced the stage, having flown in to participate in this memorable concert. The lineup included renowned names such as Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Bette Midler, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfyl and the beloved British group Take That.

Tom Cruise's involvement in royal events is not a new occurrence. He has had previous connections to the British monarchy, notably as a guest at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. At the time, Cruise attended alongside his then-wife Nicole Kidman. Reports suggest that Cruise and Princess Diana were close friends, having met at the London premiere of his and Kidman's romantic drama "Far and Away" in 1992. Their connection further emphasized Cruise's ties to the royal family.

The coronation concert held on Sunday, hosted by the beloved "Downton Abbey" star Hugh Bonneville, was a grand affair. Over 20,000 guests, including members of the public, gathered in the enchanting grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate the coronation of King Charles, which had taken place the previous day on May 6. Among the esteemed guests were the newly crowned King and his wife, Queen Camilla, as well as Prince William, Princess Catherine, their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and other members of the royal family. The event was a momentous occasion, symbolizing the beginning of King Charles' reign.

The concert also welcomed several notable celebrities to its star-studded lineup. Hugh Jackman, renowned for his acting prowess, made an appearance and even extended an invitation to the King to visit the set of "Deadpool 3," which is scheduled to be filmed in the United Kingdom during the upcoming summer.

It also featured a special performance by Ncuti Gatwa, the upcoming Doctor Who star, who delivered a live rendition of a scene from "Romeo and Juliet" on stage. Joining him was Mei Mac, known for her work in "My Neighbor Totoro," who added an extra touch of charm to the occasion.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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