Over 20,000 people gathered at Windsor Castle for the Coronation Concert on Sunday.
The concert, which was hosted by the royals, celebrated King Charles’ coronation with the community.
The Royals Getting Their Boogie On
It’s always fun to see the ever so reserved royals let their hair down, and the coronation concert saw them do just that. Even the King got up to groove along to some of the performances, which included Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, Andrea Bocelli and Bryn Terfel, Tiwa Savage, Olly Murs, Take That and Paloma Faith.
From Sophie, The Duchess Of Edinburgh, dancing to Lionel Richie’s performance of All Night Long, to little Princess Charlotte singing along to Katy Perry’s Roar, the royals looked like they were having a blast.
The Drone Show
Concert attendees were surprised by a spectacular drone show, which took the place of traditional fireworks at the concert. The show included a lion during Katy Perry’s performance of Roar, as well as displays of rabbits, whales and butterflies during the other performances.
Hugh Bonneville Cracking A Joke About King Charles
British Actor Hugh Bonneville opened the concert by introducing King Charles as “the artist formally known as Prince”. The King clearly found the joke amusing as he was seen sharing a chuckle with Queen Consort Camilla in response.
Prince William’s Speech To ‘Pa’
Prince William took to the stage to give a sweet tribute to his father, King Charles III, who he affectionately referred to as ‘Pa.’
“As my grandmother said when she was crowned, ‘Coronations are a declaration of our hopes for the future,'” Prince William said, “I know she’s up there, fondly keeping an eye on us. She would be a proud mother.”
King Charles Being Declared A ‘Man Of Action’
The world’s most famous faces of action appeared at the coronation to celebrate King Charles and his past achievements. The pre-recorded segment saw former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, Top Gun’s Maverick Tom Cruise and renowned survivalist Bear Grylls all share details about the king’s naval and aviator qualifications.
The segment concluded with Cruise stating, “pilot to pilot, Your Majesty, you can be my wingman any time”.