King Charles III’s coronation took place on Saturday, the 6th of May, and was watched by over 20 million people in the United Kingdom alone.
Among the distinguished guests were members of the Royal family, heads of state, religious leaders, and members of various charities from around the world. A handful of the invited patrons were also major international celebrities, which had the world playing a game of who’s who. Here is just a snippet of some of the big names that turned out for the historic occasion.
Dame Emma Thompson
The Nanny McPhee actress and star of Love Actually wore a red floral coat, along with her insignia of a Dame Commander of the British Empire. The actress, writer and director displayed a peace sign to fans surrounding Westminster Abbey.
One of the stars of the King’s coronation concert, pop star Perry wore a gown by Vivian Westwood, in an elegant lilac shade. The ensemble was complete with a bright purple floweret and matching fascinator.
Ant and Dec
British television royalty, Ant and Dec came are no strangers to coronation ceremonies, however this one was legitimate, instead of crowing the king or queen of the jungle on “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.”
Dame Joanna Lumley
The star of was nothing but absolutely fabulous herself, in an ever-so-graceful navy blue dress with white collar, and white bolar hat. The star of stage and screen was made a Dame in the 2022 new year’s honours list.
He wasn’t dancing on the ceiling, but say you, say me, he did look sharp. The American singer and songwriter proved the following night at the coronation concert that he can still party all night long.
The coronation of King Charles III was the first coronation to take place in Westminster Abbey in over 70 years. It has in more recent years served as the venue of the weddings of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011, and before that for the marriage of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson in 1986.