From Balearic anthems to opera, through Olly Murs and Disney’s “Mulan” – the King’s desire for diversity in the coronation was certainly reflected in the varied concert lineup.
The audience loved every bit of it – from Prince George and Princess Charlotte waving their Union flags in the front row of the royal box, to the enthusiastic crowd.
The King and Queen, along with roughly 20,000 members of the public, enjoyed the musical spectacle that began with “Feel The Love” by Rudimental, a song personally selected by the King.
Olly Murs maintained the upbeat atmosphere with his popular track “Dance With Me Tonight,” followed by the 300-member coronation choir performing “Brighter Days” by Emeli Sande.
Excitement filled the air as Nicole Scherzinger and pianist Lang Lang performed “Reflections” from Disney’s “Mulan.”
The King seemed particularly delighted by Lionel Richie’s performance, which brought him to his feet.
Prince William couldn’t help but make a Lionel Richie joke as he appeared on stage after the singer, remarking that he wouldn’t continue “all night long.”
The Prince of Wales mentioned his grandmother would be a “proud mother” during the King’s coronation weekend and that the late Queen is “fondly keeping an eye on us.”
“Pa, we are all so proud of you,” he went on, concluding his speech with the weekend’s battle cry: “God save the King!”
Following the national anthem, the King smiled and waved to the audience.
Host Hugh Bonneville added a humorous touch to the event, eliciting laughter when he referred to the King as the “artist formerly known as prince.”
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog’s appearance brought laughter from the King, the Prince of Wales, and even Prince George.
Clad in a majestic gold dress, Katy Perry had the audience on their feet with her performance of “Roar” – sung beneath a massive, illuminated lion – and “Firework,” which she dedicated to the King.
Paloma Faith sang “Lullaby” at the Windsor concert while towns and cities nationwide were illuminated in celebration of the King’s coronation.
The displays featured a 140m Welsh dragon lighting up the sky above Cardiff, and a hovering watering can above the renowned Biomes at Cornwall’s Eden Project.
Take That concluded the night with a spectacular comeback, their first performance in four years, although Robbie Williams was notably absent.
The Royal Family clapped to “Greatest Day,” “Shine,” and “Never Forget” as the King and Queen waved their Union flags, marking the end of the concert.