The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle was a star-studded event that featured a variety of celebrities who came together to honor the newly-crowned King. Tom Cruise, the Top Gun star, paid a special tribute to the King from the cockpit of his Top Gun Warbird plane. He said, “Pilot to pilot. Your Majesty, you can be my wingman any time,” before saluting and flying off.
A Night of Celebration
Hosted by Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, the event celebrated the King’s life, achievements, and passions. The royal family, including Charles and Queen Camilla, danced the night away to Lionel Richie’s 80s hit All Night Long. In front of 20,000 spectators, the Prince of Wales delivered a heartfelt tribute to his father, saying: “Pa, we are all so proud of you.” The concert featured a series of messages from celebrities and showcased lesser-known facts about the King’s life.
A Touching Reference to Queen Elizabeth II
Prince William took the stage and made a touching reference to his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Speaking from the castle’s picturesque east terrace, he added: “I know she’s up there, fondly keeping an eye on us.” Addressing his newly-crowned father, Charles, William said: “She would be a very proud mother.” As a future king himself, William expressed his gratitude to those who serve in the military, schools, NHS, and local communities, pledging: “I commit myself to serve you all. King, country, and Commonwealth.”
A Memorable Event
The King’s Coronation Concert was a memorable event that showcased the love and admiration the royal family and the nation have for their newly-crowned King. The night was filled with music, dance, and heartfelt tributes, making it all the more special.