After the coronation of King Charles III. (74) and Queen Camilla (75) is another major royal event on Sunday: a concert with greats from the music world. 20,000 people are expected to attend. In addition, the British can look forward to the rest of a long weekend. The Monday after the coronation was declared a public holiday.
The royal couple were crowned in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday. Despite the rain, tens of thousands of people lined the streets as the couple rode in a pompous procession by carriage from Buckingham Palace to the church and back. There was much cheering for the two royals.
Organized by the BBC, the Coronation concert in honor of the King and Queen features a top-class cast: Stars such as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli and former boy band Take That perform at the event in front of the backdrop of Windsor Castle near London . The concert will be rounded off with a laser show and light drones in the sky.
Unlike the coronation, the weather should play along this time. The meteorologists predicted a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius and even a few rays of sunshine for Sunday evening.
The concert will be broadcast on the BBC 2 radio station, among others, and can be heard via the BBC Sounds app, which is also available in Germany.
The king's youngest brother, Prince Edward (59), and his wife, Duchess Sophie (58), want to mingle with the people at a big lunch in Cranleigh on Sunday. Prince Andrew's daughters, Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 33, are expected at a street festival in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire.
At the Big Lunch, people across the country meet for a joint banquet on the street. The street festivals have been celebrated annually since 2009 and are intended to promote contacts between neighbors and combat loneliness. It also collects for charity. This year they are all about the coronation.
The "Coronation Quiche" is likely to be served frequently. The palace had published the recipe for the coronation. The official coronation dish with spinach, broad beans and tarragon is simple, contains no expensive ingredients and is vegetarian-friendly. King Charles is thus continuing a tradition: there was already an official recipe for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953: "Coronation Chicken" is now considered a standard dish in British households.