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Lionel + Katy Perform At King Charles III Coronation Concert: Look + Listen

On Sunday night (5.07) outside England’s Windsor Castle, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry wowed the massive crowd during the coronation concert for King Charles III.

Introducing the royals, a day after Charles and his wife Queen Camilla were officially crowned, host Hugh Bonneville joked that the 74-year-old is now “the artist formerly known as Prince.”

Following performances from Olly Murs, pianist Lang Lang, Nicole Scherzinger, and opera legends Bryn Terfel and Andrea Bocelli, Lionel took to the stage for ‘Easy’ and ‘All Night Long’ in front of the 20,000-strong audience.

Following Ritchie’s appearance, Charles’s eldest son, Prince William thanked everyone for making the event “such a special evening” “But don’t worry, unlike Lionel, I won’t go on all night long,” referencing the Motown icon’s 1983 hit All Night Long. 

Emphasizing his father’s commitment to service, William continued, “For over 50 years, in every corner of the U.K., across the Commonwealth and around the world, he has dedicated himself to serve others, both current and future generations, and those whose memory must not be neglected.”

Elsewhere in the show, Katy Perry took to the stage in an eye-catching gold ballgown to perform ‘Roar’ and ‘Firework’ backed by a stunning light show. “Thank you for bringing out the firework in so many young people,” she told the monarch. 

Take That’s Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen closed out the concert with their classic songs ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Shine’, and ‘Never Forget.’

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Eva Rinaldi