James Nesbitt appeared in high spirits as he arrived backstage as the first star at King Charles’ coronation concert in Windsor on Sunday night.
The Cold Feet star, 58, looked smart in a dark gray suit, paired with a crisp white shirt and red and blue tie.
Meanwhile, Steve Winwood, 74, donned a black blazer and knitted gray sweater over a white shirt.
The King and Queen of the Royal Family will be in attendance at the coronation concert along with around 20,000 members of the public to continue the festivities following their coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.
The Coronation Concert will feature performances by Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.
Beaming: James Nesbitt appeared in good spirits as he arrived as the first star backstage at King Charles’ coronation concert in Windsor on Sunday night
Smart: Meanwhile, Steve Winwood, 74, donned a black blazer and knitted gray sweater over a white shirt
The Windsor show, hosted by Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville, kicks off at 8pm on Sunday 7th May.
Buckingham Palace has promised “global music icons and contemporary stars” for the big concert.
It will certainly be the highlight of the second day of coronation celebrations, with around 20,000 members of the public expected.
Classical acts such as Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang are also on the programme.
Hollywood star Tom Cruise, Dynasty actress Dame Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls, singer Sir Tom Jones and former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse will also be featured via video.
The series of pre-recorded skits reveals little-known facts about the monarch and also features moments from beloved literary character Winnie-the-Pooh – seemingly echoing the famous moment Paddington Bear had tea with the Queen during her Platinum Jubilee celebration.
Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, DJ Pete Tong with his project Ibiza Classics and winner of the talent show The Piano TV, 13-year-old Lucy, will also perform.
Meanwhile, fashion designer Stella McCartney will give a spoken-word performance on the theme of conservation that will reflect her and the king’s “shared passion for environmental sustainability,” according to the BBC.
Her performance will be part of a wider nature-themed portion of the concert, which will also feature a rendition of an 1980s hit by classic soul composer Alexis French and London-based singer-songwriter Zak Abel alongside a resident orchestra, band and choir.
Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor will also deliver a spoken word performance.
Olly Murs will be one of the performers at the King’s Coronation Concert tonight
Acts: While many expect a roster of British artists, Katy Perry is one of many acts to perform at the event
Longtime collaborators: Lionel Ritchie will also perform, with the legendary singer admitting the offer came as a shock to him
The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal College of Music and Royal College of Art come together for the first time to create a one-off performance starring Sex Education and Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa and Olivier Award nominee Mei Mac.
The concert will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.
Former Desert Island Discs and Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young will anchor the special live broadcast of the concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle after reporting from a studio at Buckingham Palace on Saturday’s coronation day.
During the concert on the castle’s East Lawn, TV presenter Clara Amfo and Diversity dance troupe member Jordan Banjo will also speak with the performers backstage.
VIP guests lined up a mile from 6 a.m. to get one of the top 2,300 seats in Westminster Abbey on Saturday. The abbey was full just before 9am.
Around 100 heads of state are in London, with representatives from 203 countries on hand to watch Charles be crowned in a Christian ceremony that stretches back 1,000 years on a day dripping with glorious pageantry.
Stunning flowers in red, burgundy and yellow gold covered the top of the ornate gold high altar.
A smiling Dean of Westminster in his vivid red priestly robes was seen hastily carrying the holy oil for anointing past the abbey from the altar through the quire, holding the precious ornate silver vessel in both hands.
It will also highlight Britain’s place on the world stage in the UK’s largest ceremonial military operation since Sir Winston Churchill’s state funeral in 1965 with 7,000 servicemen marching alongside the King and Queen.
At Saturday’s coronation, 7,000 servicemen and women will accompany Their Majesties, making it the country’s largest ceremonial event since 1953.
Indeed, the coronation procession back from the Abbey after the ceremony is so large that when the King and Queen arrive at Buckingham Palace, the rearguard will have only reached Downing Street, a mile away.
More than 100 million people around the world are about to witness the historic first coronation of a British monarch in 70 years – with an estimated 2 million people on the streets of London to watch history unfold.
Heir since he was three years old, the monarch is now ready to finally embrace his day of destiny with the woman he loves by his side.
At Saturday’s coronation, he and Queen Consort Camilla will be officially crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Celebration: King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their coronation
King Charles, 74, automatically took over the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September.
A rich royal blue tapestry – chosen to emphasize the king’s and queen’s regal red, gold and purple robes – graced the stage in the coronation theatre.
His family, including Prince Andrew and Princess Anne, enjoyed dinner at Oswald’s Mayfair club on Friday night. Mike and Zara Tindall were gone until 2 a.m.
Prince Harry flew in from Los Angeles for his 24-hour journey. On Friday night it emerged that he has been relegated to the third row in the abbey with other non-working royals.