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Coronation concert latest: TV viewing figures released after Katy Perry wows Windsor Castle

Lionel Richie and Paloma Faith among performers as Prince William pays tribute to his father and Queen Camilla

Prince William pays tribute to King Charles in touching coronation concert speech

The Prince of Wales paid a touching tribute to his father at an extravagant concert held to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation.

“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.

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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:

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Watch: King Charles III and Queen Camilla make surprise appearance on American Idol during coronation

King Charles III and Queen Camilla appear on American Idol during coronation concert
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Prince William cracks dad joke during coronation concert speech
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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.

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Singer performed some of his biggest hits at the Windsor Castle celebration

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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.

The Prince of Wales and Prince Louis join volunteers to help renovate and improve the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough as part of the Big Help Out to mark the crowning of the King and Queen Camilla (Daniel Leal/PA)

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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.

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Viewers shared their thoughts about the blunder on Twitter

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The fashion theme of the coronation concert? A Quality Street tin

Here are the best looks from last night:

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King Charles III and Queen Camilla wore shades of blue for outdoor concert, while Katy Perry wore ‘iconic’ gold gown

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The Cure frontman Robert Smith shares anti-monarchy cartoon

‘Let them eat coronation quiche’

The Cure frontman Robert Smith shares anti-monarchy cartoon

Singer is an outspoken critic of the British royal family

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Prince Louis cooks and eats s’mores in his first official royal engagement

Prince Louis cooks and eats s'mores on first official royal engagement
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American Idol fans think Katy Perry is ‘tongue-tied’ in surprise Charles and Camilla cameo

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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