Who is Royal Hen on The Masked Singer season 10?

Royal Hen performs on The Masked Singer season 10
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It's not every day that you see a giant hen dressed in royal military regalia, but Royal Hen is coming to The Masked Singer season 10 and we want to know who's under the mask!

So who is Royal Hen on The Masked Singer season 10? Let's take a look at the clues to see if we can figure it out. 

Thankfully, we have a clue to ponder before the new season begins. Take a look:

Who is Royal Hen on The Masked Singer season 10?

Royal Hen was revealed to be tennis legend Billie Jean King on Elton John Night. 

Who is Royal Hen on The Masked Singer season 10? Theories

In a social media post, Royal Hen notes that their fame is far reaching. "I'm not only known in America, but because of what I did I'm known around the world." The clue comes while Royal Hen is reading a newspaper with the headline "Royal Hen Cracks Eggspectations & Takes The World By Storm." The image under the headline is of Royal Hen standing in front of a big castle. There are also two eggs wearing crowns. 

Ok, there's a lot to unpack here. We normally jump right to singers and actors with these clues, but when Royal Hen says "because of what I did" it makes us wonder if there's an athlete who broke a record under that mask. Maybe it's a world record-holding track & field athlete or an Olympic swimmer, someone who won big in the US or UK. (Of course, we're already envisioning Ken Jeong declaring that Meghan Markle or Prince Harry is under the mask...)

Fans have some early opinions about who's under the mask, ranging from Jonathan Groff to Meghan Markle. But at this point it's anyone's guess.

Elton John Night guesses: Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Billie Jean King.

Royal Hen in The Masked Singer season 10

(Image credit: Michael Becker/Fox)

Who is Royal Hen on The Masked Singer season 10? Song picks

As soon as Royal Hen performs during their debut on Elton John Night, we'll have their song pick right here. 

Elton John Night song pick: "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John

Who is Royal Hen on The Masked Singer season 10? Show clues

Once Royal Hen's show clues drop on The Masked Singer season 10, we'll have them for you right here. 

Elton John Night show clues:

Clue: A medal on a heart. "This is when I won the Presidential Medal of Honor from President Obama."

Voiceover Clue: "We welcome viewers to the coronation of the Royal Hen. For the first time ever, the Royal Hen is set to hold court. A true trail blazer, she is famous for championing equal opportunities for all, and has made it her royal mission to be a voice for the voiceless. Her road to stardom was wrought with prejudice. She knew sitting idly by was for the birds. She was no chicken. She entered the ring bravely and proved to her 90 million subjects that she was worthy of the crown. Here she is receiving the royal stadium hot dog. Now, having inspired a new flock of birds, her name is etched in history. Congratulations, we are here to serve you. God save the Royal Hen."

The Masked Singer season 10 airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox and streams the following day on Hulu

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Sarabeth Pollock
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Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

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