American pop star Katy Perry wowed the crowds at the King’s Coronation Concert on Sunday evening, held on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Perry gave a dynamic performance of her hit tracks Roar and Firework, dedicating the latter to the King in honor of the work they do together with the British Asian Trust and their Children’s Protection Fund.
Dressed in a striking metallic-gold ballgown, with a matching train and sleeves, Perry made a dramatic entrance by walking out singing the opening lyrics to Roar as a drone projection of a lion’s head graced the sky above her. The performance was accompanied by a dazzling light display and a choir and full orchestra.
Princess Charlotte was seen singing along to Perry’s upbeat pop song, while her mother, the Princess of Wales, swayed to the music. The audience, which included the King and Queen, sang along and waved Union flags throughout the performance, which ended with pyrotechnics and a rainbow projected across Windsor Castle.
Perry, who was among the celebrity guests at the coronation service on Saturday, also revealed that she had spent the night at Windsor Castle. “I’m so happy to celebrate this whole weekend,” Perry told the 20,000-strong crowd. “I got to bring my mum, she is so happy to be here and we get to stay in Windsor Castle – no big deal.”
Other performers at the event included hitmaker Lionel Richie. Charles and Camilla could be seen smiling at each other during Perry’s dedication and later applauding her performance.
The concert was held to celebrate the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.