A diverse selection of musical artists gave this Sunday in front of Windsor Castle the pop and casual counterpoint to the solemnity of the coronation of King Charles III, which was held this weekend in the United Kingdom.
The show, without excessive musical coherence but colorful and light, brought together singers like Katy Perry with old glories like Lionel Richie and Take That, as well as the recorded intervention of celebrities like Tom Cruise or Pierce Brosnan.
Organized by the BBC, with a stage in the shape of the Union Jack (the flag of the United Kingdom), the concert was presided over in the presidential box by King Charles III and King Camila, accompanied by the heir to the Crown, Prince William, and other royals.
Precisely, Guillermo brought an introspective moment to the show, with a brief speech in which he wanted to thank his father “for 50 years of service”, as well as remembering his late grandmother, Isabel II.
“Dad, we are all so proud of you,” the Prince of Wales said, as cameras showed the monarch with his wife, Queen Camilla, as well as William’s wife, Catherine, and their eldest children, George and Charlotte. .
He quoted Elizabeth II when he stated that “coronations are a declaration of our hopes for the future”, and he was convinced that “she is up there, keeping a loving eye on us. And she would be a very proud mother”.
“My father’s first words as he entered Westminster Abbey yesterday (at the coronation) were a promise of service, a promise to continue to serve. Because for over 50 years, in every corner of the UK, Commonwealth and world, has dedicated himself to serving others,” said Guillermo.
Showing his “pride and gratitude” towards the “millions of people who serve, in the armed forces, in the classroom, in hospitals and in local communities”, he pledged to “serve all: king, country and Commonwealth”.
The 20,000 concertgoers, chosen by lottery, seemed to be having a great time as they waved their “Union Jack” flags.
Beyond the performances of Andrea Bocelli, who sang together with Bryn Terfel the unofficial Liverpool hymn “You’ll never walk alone”, by Lionel Richie or Katy Perry, the greatest signs of astonishment were caused by the flight of the luminous drones that created shapes in the London night sky.
The acts of the coronation end this Monday with thousands of British called to participate in a day of volunteering baptized as The Great Help. The UK Government declared this day a holiday for the whole country.