A concert featuring a star-studded lineup of celebrities was held at Windsor Castle on Sunday to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Nicole Scherzinger were among the performers who entertained the crowd with ballet, opera, classical music, and pop tunes. Perry performed “Roar” and “Firework” in a gold ballgown from Vivienne Westwood, while Scherzinger sang her own version of Christina Aguilera’s “Reflection” from Disney’s “Mulan.” Richie played The Commodores’ classic “Easy” on a black baby grand piano, followed by his own hit “All Night Long (All Night).”
Royals Attend the Concert
King Charles III was seen waving to concertgoers throughout the royal soirée, seated beside his wife Queen Camilla and his son Prince William, who was joined by his wife Kate Middleton. The Prince of Wales also made an appearance on stage to praise his father and his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Charlotte and Prince George were also present at the concert, but their youngest sibling, Louis, stayed home.
Concert Celebrates a New Chapter in the Nation’s History
The concert, which included performances from Take That, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn Terfel, Alexis French, and Olly Murs, was held to celebrate a new chapter in the nation’s history, with themes of love, respect, and optimism celebrating the four nations, their communities, and the Commonwealth. The event kicked off shortly after Prince William and Kate Middleton posted a behind-the-scenes video on social media, thanking everyone who made the coronation happen. The video featured their youngest son Louis, who went viral for his hilarious facial expressions. The concert, which took place on the East Lawn of the castle’s grounds, was a cheerful and energetic affair that celebrated the new king and his reign.