King Charles was “deeply touched” by his coronation celebration.
The monarch, 74, who was crowned alongside his wife Camilla, 75, at Westminster Abbey, London, on Saturday (06.05.23), and has now released a statement paying tribute to royal fans for their support.
He said on Sunday (07.05.23) hours before his coronation concert via a Buckingham Palace spokesperson that he and the new Queen were “deeply affected by the events of yesterday”.
The statement added: “Their Majesties were deeply touched by yesterday’s events and deeply grateful both to all who helped to make it such a glorious occasion – and to the very many who turned out to show their support in so many in London and beyond.”
More than 18 million Britons tuned in to watch Charles and Camilla officially named King and Queen in the country’s biggest ceremony for 70 years, with highlights including the King being anointed in oil behind a screen after being stripped of his royal robes to a white shirt.
The Royal Family paid their respects as thousands of street parties were in full swing across the UK, with around 3,700 lunches taking place on Sunday.
Charles and Camilla will watch world-renowned artists from around the world tonight, including Katy Perry, 38, Lionel Richie, 73, and Take That perform at the coronation concert, which is due to air from 8 p.m. East Lawn of Windsor Castle in London. .
Millions are expected to tune in to BBC Radio 2 and TV coverage of the event, which will also feature singers such as Paloma Faith, 41, Olly Murs, 38 and Nicole Scherzinger, 44. producing in honor of the king.
It will run for two hours and despite tickets not being available, screens across the UK will show it live from BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, while US viewers will be able to watch via cable.
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