The Duchess of Edinburgh looked typically elegant as she joined Prince Edward, Lady Louise and James, Earl of Wessex, at the star-studded Coronation concert this evening.
Katy Perry and Lionel Richie took to the stage in Windsor for a musical extravaganza following the King’s Coronation yesterday.
Earlier today, Sophie, 58, and her husband Duke of Edinburgh, 59, attended a Big Lunch event in Cranleigh, Surrey.
Their visit came after the Duke and Duchess made a regal appearance at the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla yesterday. They were joined at Westminster Abbey by their two children, Lady Louise and James, Earl of Wessex.
Sophie donned a regal white Suzannah couture floor-length embroidered gown with a Jane Taylor headpiece and Royal Victorian Order Mantle, while her husband wore morning dress with a Garter Mantle over a black smart suit.
The Duchess of Edinburgh appeared cheerful as she attended the concert this evening alongside the Royal Family
The Duchess of Edinburgh (pictured left, in the front row) looked typically elegant as she joined Prince Edward, Lady Louise and James, Earl of Wessex, at the star-studded Coronation concert this evening
Meanwhile, Lady Louise, 19, who is a university student at St Andrew’s, stole the show in a flowing white and blue floral gown and a chic headpiece.
James, Earl of Wessex, 15, who rarely makes public appearances, also looked smart in a black suit which he paired with a white shirt and a burgundy tie.
It comes after Buckingham Palace said the King and Queen were ‘deeply touched’ by the nation’s celebration of their coronation.
More than 18 million people in the UK tuned in to watch the ceremony on TV, compared with 26.5 million for the late Queen’s funeral in September.
After the ceremony, the family appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony with a select group of senior royals as The Mall was swamped by tens of thousands of cheering supporters.
Lady Louise and James stood beside their royal parents as they waved to crowds before a RAF flypast, which had to be scaled back to just helicopters and the Red Arrows because of the heavy rain in London.
Over the last two years, Lady Louise has taken on an increasingly public role as her parents Prince Edward and Sophie have been bumped up the royal food chain following the disgrace of Prince Andrew and the departure of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
She was front and centre in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, joined her parents at the Commonwealth Games and made her successful TV debut in a documentary about her beloved grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.
Thumbs up from Sophie! The Duchess of Edinburgh appeared to interact with crowd at the concert this evening alongside the Royal Family
The royals start dancing wildly as Lionel Richie played his hits
Lionel Richie and Katy Perry got the crowd, and the Windsors, going wild
Edward, Sophie and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and James Mountbatten-Windsor cheer Lionel
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, was loving the music
Meanwhile, earlier today Buckingham Palace issued the first public statement on behalf of Charles and Camilla since they were crowned.
A Palace spokesman said the King and Queen were ‘profoundly grateful’ for all those involved in organising the celebrations and ceremony, and the spectators who attended the day.
‘Their Majesties were deeply touched by the events of yesterday and profoundly grateful both to all those who helped to make it such a glorious occasion – and to the very many who turned out to show their support in such numbers in London and further afield,’ he said.
The King, Queen and royal family have joined around 20,000 members of the public at the musical extravaganza.
Heir to the throne William took to the stage to deliver a speech during the event in the grounds of Windsor Castle, with Kensington Palace sharing behind-the-scenes footage of the prince during rehearsals.
The show, hosted by Downton Abbey and Paddington actor Hugh Bonneville, saw Hollywood star Tom Cruise and adventurer Bear Grylls appear via video message.
The series of pre-recorded sketches revealed little-known facts about the monarch. There were also performances by Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran singer Steve Winwood – whose grandson Arthur Eliot was one of Camilla’s pages of honour – and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.
Classical acts including Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed too.
The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art all came together for the first time to create a one-off performance featuring Sex Education and Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa and Olivier Award nominee Mei Mac.
Thousands of street parties have been held across the country with people encouraged to come together for the Coronation Big Lunch.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, hosted a lunch in Downing Street, inviting volunteers, Ukrainian refugees and youth group members.
Meanwhile, Camilla asked for her coronation bouquet of English spring flowers to be placed on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior in the coronation church, Westminster Abbey.
The simple posy, including auriculas, the late Queen’s favourite lily of the valley, and one of Charles’ favourites hellebores, by the King and Queen’s go-to florist, Shane Connolly, was laid at the memorial.
Royal brides traditionally send their bouquets to be placed there the day after their weddings in a tradition started by the Queen Mother.
Camilla did not carry the flowers on Saturday as it was a coronation not a wedding, the Palace said.