Thousands of people celebrated the newly crowned British royal couple at Windsor Castle with a large line-up of stars and a colorful light show. King Charles III, Queen Camilla and other royals were in a good mood in the Royal Box on Sunday evening. Granddaughter Princess Charlotte stole the show with a big smile and flag waving.
A host of top musicians performed in front of the Castle's illuminated backdrop, including Lionel Richie, as well as Andrea Bocelli and Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel, who sang the football anthem 'You Never Walk Alone' together. Popular cartoon characters Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog also made an appearance. Later, pop star Katy Perry and the boy band Take That were to sing, among others. The stage with its catwalks was modeled on the British flag.
A special coronation chorus was put together especially for the concert. The 300 performers who recited Emile Sande's "Brighter Days" included a fire brigade choir, a choir of deaf-mutes and an all-female choir of South Asian women, among others. For the first time there was a collaboration between five royal patrons: Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal College of Music and Royal College of Art. They performed a mixture of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and Leonard Bernstein's musical "West Side Story". " on. As rock musician Steve Windwood sang "Higher Love" with the Commonwealth Choir, made up of participants from various British ex-colonies, Charles' niece Zara Tindall and husband Mike danced in their seats.
Around 20,000 concert tickets
During the concert, which was moderated by British actor Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey", "Paddington"), ten different locations in the United Kingdom were to be illuminated under the motto "Lighting Up The Nation". become. A gigantic drone show was also planned.
Half of the approximately 20,000 concert tickets were raffled among the British population - people who have rendered special services to the community were also invited. The concert was also broadcast on big screens in London and other UK cities.
However, this year's concert could not keep up with the star line-up at the anniversary concert in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, at which Queen, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Rod Stewart performed in front of Buckingham Palace in London last year. According to reports, several requested stars - such as Ed Sheeran, Elton John or Kylie Minogue - have declined the invitation because of other commitments.