Katherine Jenkins was reunited with her lost luggage just before she performed for Pope Francis at his Christmas concert on Saturday.
Katherine Jenkins’ lost luggage was returned “20 minutes” before she went on stage to perform for Pope Francis at a “Christmas miracle” concert in Rome on Saturday.
A Welsh classical singer has warned she may have to pull out of performing at the Pope’s annual Christmas concert after blaming British Airways for lost luggage.
However, the 42-year-old said she gathered her missing belongings, including her show dress, just before she took to the stage on Saturday.
Her Instagram story reads: “Update: Just 20 minutes to go on stage for the show and the bags have arrived. Almost 2 days late.”
She was forced to wear “trousers” while a member of a nearby orchestra wore “tuxedo tails” during a “filmed dress rehearsal” in front of an audience on Friday, she said on Instagram.
But on Saturday she wrote on Instagram: “Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi – What a place of beauty: in the city, in the basilica, in the people and in the music.
“Thanks for having me and Merry Christmas! (The concert is televised on Christmas Day after the Pope’s speech).
“I live by the motto that the show must go on, and so as not to disappoint anyone, I would have gone in a dressing gown if necessary, but luckily the dress arrived 20 minutes before the show.
“A Christmas miracle said by one of the brothers!”
Jenkins shared her despair over the lost luggage on Twitter on Thursday, writing: “OMG! @British_Airways lost my luggage AGAIN!
“I’m supposed to sing at the Pope’s Christmas concert in Rome tomorrow.”
“I feel so disappointed because I won’t be able to perform. Please fix it.”
In response to the post, British Airways’ official Twitter account responded with a tweet asking Jenkins to send a direct message and contact details so the company could try to track down her lost luggage.
Jenkins is no stranger to performing for high-profile figures, having previously performed for the Pope, as well as at a number of royal occasions in the UK, including the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle in 2016 and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. weekend.
In September, it was announced that she had become the first artist to record the new national anthem, God Save The King, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
A British Airways spokesman said: “We are doing everything we can to reunite our customers with their delayed luggage as soon as possible.
“We apologize for the inconvenience.”