Windsor Castle has played host to a massive concert with around 20,000 spectators in attendance, even though the emotional hangover from the religious coronation ceremony of Kings Carlos and Camilla still lingers. The event, which featured singing and dancing, was attended by the Kings and a good number of members of the British Royal Family. However, the concert got off to a difficult start with the sudden cancelation of BBC presenter, Zoe Ball, due to illness and the absence of singer-songwriter Freya Ridings.
Before the arrival of the Kings, members of the Royal Family, including Peter Phillips and his girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, and Zara and Mike Tindall, were seen taking excited photos. The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, along with their children Lady Louise and the Earl of Wessex, were present, as were the princes of Wales with their children. Other royals such as Princes Pablo and Marie-Chantal of Greece were also seen in the royal gallery.
Images of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s eldest children enjoying the show from their seats were among the most endearing of the night. Additionally, the event was attended by dozens of other guests, including designer Stella McCartney and many artists who paraded on the red carpet amid a festive and happy atmosphere.
Prince William made an appearance on stage during the concert, quoting his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and highlighting the importance of serving and protecting the planet. The musical show, produced by the BBC, was broadcast worldwide, offering audiences performances from international artists such as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli and Paloma Faith.
The concert concluded with a performance by Take That, and overall, the show was a wonderful ode to love, respect and optimism. Finally, it’s worth noting that Carlos III, who has a strong interest in music, chose twelve musical pieces for the coronation religious service in Westminster Abbey, including a gospel choir and several previously unpublished songs.