…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Actor Hugh Bonneville, who is hosting the Coronation Concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle, has hailed the King’s coronation as an extraordinary event.
He acknowledged that the challenge for the future of the monarchy will be to allow the next generation to define what it means to them.
Bonneville believes that each generation will need to make its own definition of what monarchy means and that the monarchy’s role in our ever-changing world will need to shift and evolve to maintain its strength.
Bonneville said that the coronation service was extraordinary, and he found the moment the King swapped his robes of status and honour for a simple white shirt for the private anointing as particularly touching.
He feels that this moment marks an extraordinary change in the sand for our culture and generation.
The Coronation Concert features performances by Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood, and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.
Classical acts including Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, and Chinese pianist Lang Lang are also on the bill.
In addition, Hollywood star Tom Cruise, Dynasty actress Dame Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls, singer Sir Tom Jones, and former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse will also make an appearance via video.
The article highlights the significance of the King’s coronation and the challenge of defining the monarchy’s role for future generations.
The Coronation Concert is a star-studded event that brings together various musical acts and famous personalities to celebrate the occasion.