Westminster Abbey was thronged with the great and good from Britain and around the world as the day of Charles III’s fate finally arrived, on Saturday.
And Katy Perry, 38, paid tribute to Vivienne Westwood in a lilac outfit by the late designer as she and Edward Enninful, 51, arrived at King Charles’ coronation.
The pop star turned heads in her vintage-style lavender ensemble, while the editor of British Vogue opted for a sleek suit to see Charles crowned.
Katy showed off her slim body in a sheath dress teamed with a matching short-sleeved coat with a nipped-in waist and matching opera gloves.
She sported a huge saucer-style net purse, while wearing a Vivienne Westwood necklace and carrying her belongings in a white designer top-handle bag.
Making an entrance: Katy Perry, 38, paid tribute to Vivienne Westwood in a lilac outfit by the late designer as she and Edward Enninful, 51, arrived at King Charles’ coronation
Chic: The pop star turned heads in her vintage-style ensemble, while the editor of British Vogue opted for a sleek suit to see Charles crowned
Style statement: She sported a huge saucer-style net tie while wearing a Vivienne Westwood necklace
Fans took to social media to express their approval of her stunning Coronation look, with one person tweeting, “MOTHERRRR OH MA GAD KATY PERRY LOOKS STUNNING #Coronation.”
“The fact that Katy Perry kills most of the royals sends me,” another wrote, while a third added, “Katy Perry wears a Westwood ball choker because she always understands the order.” #Coronation.’
Some fans mocked the size of Katy’s hat, commenting, “Katy Perry brought her own satellite dish, no doubt to keep track of what CNN is doing wrong… #Coronation2023.”
“Basically Katy Perry and her huge hat at the #Coronation looking for her seat,” someone else tweeted, posting a funny GIF.
“Looks like anyone sitting near Katy Perry is getting great 5G reception #Coronation,” another fan wrote.
Other celebrities seen taking their places in the church included Lionel Richie, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Fry, Nick Cave and magician Dynamo, while Dame Emma Thompson gave an excited thumbs up.
VIP guests lined up a mile from 6 a.m. to get one of the top 2,300 seats. The abbey was full just before 9am.
About 100 heads of state are in London, with representatives from 203 countries.
Gorgeous: Katy showed off her slim body in a sheath dress teamed with a matching short-sleeved coat with a nipped-in waist and matching opera gloves
In suit and boots: Edward looked smart in his stylish outfit
Fabulous: Katy looked sensational in her vintage-style ensemble
They will see Charles being crowned in a Christian ceremony that stretches back 1,000 years on a day dripping with glorious pageantry.
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.
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.
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.
Fan reaction: Fans took to social media to express their approval for her stunning Coronation look
At today’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.
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.
Funny: Some fans scoff at the size of Katy’s hat and deadpan expression
Katy Perry will perform at the Coronation Concert on Sunday as part of a star-studded line-up that includes Take That and Lionel Richie, as well as Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.
The event, which will take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle, will take place in front of a crowd of 20,000 members of the public and invited guests and will be broadcast on BBC television and radio stations.
As a special honor for her performance, Katy is given an exclusive stay in the royal residence of the 1,000-year-old castle.