Coronation Concert boasts viewing figures of millions for star-studded spectacle

Coronation Concert boasts viewing figures of millions for star-studded spectacle

The Coronation Concert celebrating King Charles and Queen Camilla was a star-studded affair, with performances from Nicole Scherzinger, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Take That and Olly Murs among others.

Millions tuned in to watch the show-stopping event days before the Eurovision Song Contest was due to begin, marking a week of musical spectacles.

The BBC has released the viewing figures for the concert, with a peak audience of more than 12million people tuning in to watch the festivities.

Meanwhile, an average of 10.1m watched the evening play out, as royals, including Princess Charlotte, also got up out of their seats to join in the dancing.

Kate Phillips, the director of unscripted at the BBC, said in a statement that the broadcaster hopes viewers ‘never forget’ the ‘unforgettable’ concert.

‘Last night’s Coronation Concert was an unforgettable evening of spectacular performances that brought us all together in celebration,’ she said.

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‘Against the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle, the concert reflected many of the King’s passions and highlighted the outstanding talent we have in the UK and beyond. We hope that viewers “Never Forget” it!’

In comparison, last year when the late Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years on the throne, the Party At The Palace attracted a viewership of more than 13m people at its peak, and an average of 11.2m.

William, the Prince of Wales, and Catherine, the Princess of Wales, shared a behind-the-scenes clip of them arriving at the concert with their two eldest children, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, eight.

All Night Long singer Lionel had the two children up on their feet dancing, while the young girl was spotted mouthing along to the words as Katy sang Roar.

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The historic Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla took place in Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6 – with celebrations continuing into the bank holiday Monday.

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The previous day, more than 18m people watched King Charles and Queen Camilla being crowned at Westminster Abbey at the Coronation, with more than 14m tuning in on the BBC.

‘I’m proud of the unique and special role the BBC plays in delivering audiences moments of such huge historical significance and the celebrations continue with our Coronation Concert tonight,’ said the BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore.

However, there were some people who decided to opt for a different programme, including those who chose to watch the Rowan Atkinson film Johnny English Strikes Again on Channel 4 instead.

Funnily enough, the original 2003 Johnny English movie sees the hapless spy accidentally being crowned, before he returns the crown to the Queen and receives a knighthood instead.

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