“Pa, we are all so proud of you,” said Prince William, before praising the King’s dedication to the crown, as well as his environmental and charity work.
The heir to the throne took to the stage in front of 20,000 people at Windsor Castle, ahead of a line-up of performers including Take That, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Paloma Faith, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn Terfel, and Alexis Ffrench.
A medley of theatre, ballet, theatre and arts performances also took place, featuring newDoctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa in an interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Festivities began at 8pm and lasted until just after 10pm, and were staged the East Lawn of the castle’s grounds, marking the first time an event like this has taken place on the property. Those not at Windsor Castle were able to watch the concert live on BBC One.
The TV viewing figures for the coronation concert have now been released.
Coronation concert review: Katy Perry is a golden Quality Street in this bizarre musical confection
Royal music events are a peculiar beast. Last year’s Platinum Party at the Palace was an eclectic affair, with the lineup – George Ezra, Elton John, Rod Stewart – seemingly pulled at random out of a “royals-friendly” ballot. The coronation concert, which comes a day after King Charles III and Queen Camilla were crowned at Westminster Abbey, is very much the same.
Read our review of the coronation concert:
Coronation concert review
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Lionel Richie fans surprised by ‘completely different voice’
Those who watched the concert from afar did not hesitate to share their opinions on Lionel Richie’s performance.
While plenty of people were excited for the “Dancing on the Ceiling” star to bring his classic hits to the proceedings, some viewers opined that his voice sounded different to their expectations.
Singer performed some of his biggest hits at the Windsor Castle celebration
Prince Louis pictured at first royal engagement after missing out on Windsor Castle concert
Although Prince Louis missed out on the Windsor Castle concert, he joined his family to help renovate a Scout Hut near to their Windsor home.
BBC coronation concert blunder as cameras forced to cut away James Nesbitt in awkward scene
James Nesbitt found himself at the centre of an “awkward” blunder live on air during the coronation concert.
During the concert, Nesbitt, 58, was preparing to do a piece to the camera before inviting Paloma Faith on stage to sing her track “Lullaby”.
However, the camera accidentally cut away from the actor as he waited to be given the cue to speak.
Viewers shared their thoughts about the blunder on Twitter
The fashion theme of the coronation concert? A Quality Street tin
Here are the best looks from last night:
King Charles III and Queen Camilla wore shades of blue for outdoor concert, while Katy Perry wore ‘iconic’ gold gown
The Cure frontman Robert Smith shares anti-monarchy cartoon
‘Let them eat coronation quiche’
Singer is an outspoken critic of the British royal family
Prince Louis cooks and eats s’mores in his first official royal engagement
American Idol fans think Katy Perry is ‘tongue-tied’ in surprise Charles and Camilla cameo
Newly crowned monarchs popped into a recording for the US talent competition
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