The concert is performed by American singers Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and a choir of more than 300 people from different walks of life. But none of the British artistic faces were wanted.
On Sunday, the British take part in lunches among neighbors, before performing a great concert at Windsor Castle, the day after the coronation of King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla.
After several days of rehearsals, receptions, garden parties and a solemn coronation at Westminster Abbey, the 74- and 75-year-old royal couple are invited to a private reception at Windsor Castle in west London on Sunday before attending a concert hosted by Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville. In front of about 20,000 spectators.
The concert will be performed by American singers Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and a choir of more than 300 people from different walks of life. But none of the British artistic faces were wanted.
Actor Tom Cruise is set to appear in a video, and Winnie the Pooh was announced, who will follow in the footsteps of Paddington Bear, a well-known character in British children’s stories who appeared in a video sipping tea with Elizabeth II at the opening of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June. /June 2022.
On Monday, a public holiday given specifically to mark the coronation, Britons were invited to take part in volunteer work but the royal couple did not plan any public appearances. Other members of the royal family were delegated to attend the “big luncheon” and neighborhood parties scheduled in the country on Sunday.
Prince Edward and his wife Sophie will head to Cranley in Surrey in the south, Princess Anne and her husband Tim Lawrence will be in Swindon, in the Cotswolds in the west and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, daughters of outcast Prince Andrew, will be in Windsor.
Thousands of Britons are expected to attend these luncheons decorated in the colors of the British flag. But 72 percent of Britons who are indifferent to the coronation do not intend to participate in any celebration, according to a poll conducted by the “YouGov” institute on Friday.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, for his part, invited volunteers, Ukrainian refugees and youth groups to Downing Street for a post-coronation lunch. Saturday’s religious coronation in London of Charles III was a historic day marked by the grandeur associated with the major events of the monarchy. The image of Charles, crowned, made the Sunday front page of all British newspapers, praising the king’s “sparkling coronation”.
Charles III was crowned on Saturday as King of the United Kingdom in Westminster Abbey during a solemn religious ceremony that dates back to a thousand years of history and traditions, but was adapted to reflect the image of Britain in the twenty-first century in front of about 2,300 invitees, after which his wife Camilla was crowned queen.
Surrounded by horsemen, the couple returned in a golden carriage to Buckingham Palace, where thousands of fans gathered despite the rain to see them.
Charles, the oldest British monarch ever to be crowned, is not as popular as his mother, Elizabeth II, who died in September. Anti-monarchy protesters demonstrated in London on Saturday as the motorcade passed, as well as in other British cities.
The London police, who had declared a very low degree of “tolerance”, arrested six leaders of the anti-monarchy “Republic” movement, including the head of the movement, Graham Smith. They were released after about 16 hours.
“I’m out now. Don’t be fooled. The right to peaceful protest no longer exists in the UK,” Smith wrote in a tweet on Saturday night.
In total, the British police announced that they had arrested 52 demonstrators Saturday on the sidelines of the coronation in London “on charges of disturbing public order and security and plotting to cause public disturbance around the coronation.” Among those arrested are environmental activists.
Human Rights Watch denounced the arrests, saying, “It is something that is expected to happen in Moscow, not in London,” as a new law gives the police more powers to restrict protests. It was also criticized by the United Nations.