Tom Cruise calls King Charles his “wingman” during the coronation cameo
Tom Cruise during King Charles III’s coronation concert. targeting a new wingman on Sunday.
The ‘Top Gun’ actor paid tribute to the monarch as he jetted past during the celebration in a quick, pre-taped cameo.
Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan started the video segment and described Charles’ “action man skills”.
“At the age of 22, His Majesty got his wings as a fully trained RAF pilot,” Brosnan said.
Adventurer Bear Grylls added, “He is also a naval aviator and a trained command helicopter pilot in the Fleet Air Arm.”
Then Cruise flew by in a fighter jet and told the king, “Pilot to pilot, Your Majesty, you can always be my wingman.”
Cruise has lived in the UK part-time since filming began on the Mission Impossible films.
Last year, Cruise invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to the London premiere of Top Gun: Maverick, where he broke royal protocol by leading the Princess of Wales down the red carpet by the hand.
Cruise later told reporters about his kinship with William, saying, “We have a lot in common. We both love England and we are both aviators, we both love flying.”
20,000 guests came to the grounds of Windsor Castle for the Sunday concert, which featured performances by Lionel Richie, Bette Midler, Andrea Bocelli, Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, Take That, Steve Winwood and more.