In a fitted red dress and a smile for the crowds, the Princess of Wales arrived at Windsor Palace for King Charles’ coronation concert.
The royal defied expectations by donning a double-breasted two-piece from Alexander McQueen, choosing a more contemporary look for the exciting evening of festivities. When Princess Catherine and her husband Prince William partied, she accessorized her eye-catching two-piece with a sparkling Van Cleef & Arpels necklace.
Her brunette hair was worn down loosely in tumbling curls that cascaded down her shoulders. She wore a nude lip and a soft, smoky eye, keeping her makeup light and natural.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George were being fussed over by their adoring mother, while young Louis stayed home after making a big public appearance at the coronation the day before.
The large celebration of King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation is taking place at Windsor Castle this weekend, and the royals were in attendance to take in the music and performances.
The show will feature performances from the Royal Ballet, Doctor Who and Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, as well as Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Take That, and Freya Ridings.
Presenter Zoe Ball for BBC Radio 2 was forced to cancel her coverage of the coronation concert at the last minute due to illness. Ball will be replaced by Scott Mills to address the crowd before the concert, and Dermot O’Leary will be backstage conversing with the performers.
It was confirmed on Friday that performer Freya Ridings had also canceled the event due to an unidentified illness. Be Kind singer Zak Abel will take her place.
Catherine had a radiant appearance just hours after the royal couple made an unplanned appearance in Windsor on Sunday to greet attendees of the coronation concert on The Long Walk.
After yesterday’s stunning performance in a custom Alexander McQueen gown and Aquazzura heels, the royal kept things casual today by wearing her go-to VEJA ‘Esplar’ metallic trainers.
To surprise royal fans before the Coronation Big Lunch event, Princess Catherine carved an exquisite silhouette in a powder blue blazer from Reiss, paired with a loose white T-shirt and fitted black trousers.
The traditional coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday and a formal royal reception at Buckingham Palace on Friday night have made for a busy few days of festivities for the royal family.
King Charles’ coronation festivities will conclude on Bank Holiday Monday with a community event called the “Big Lunch,” for which neighbors and communities are invited to share food and entertainment.
The King is also urging the nation to participate in the “Big Help Out” on Monday, which entails doing local volunteer work to support one’s neighborhood.