LONDON — Guests opted for colorful, yet subtle, attire for King Charles III’s coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning.
Yet, of the 2,200 attendees, only a handful of them managed to capture media attention in a room full of bejeweled royals, celebrities and world leaders.
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Katy Perry made waves as soon as she arrived at the ceremony with Edward Enninful, who was dressed in a bespoke Huntsman morning suit.
The American singer, who will be performing at the coronation concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday evening, wore a lilac Vivienne Westwood ensemble and hat, and a pearl necklace with an orb pendant. After the coronation, she was surrounded by fellow guests asking for a selfie with her.
Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Princess of Wales, picked an elegant coat dress in pastel yellow by Claire Mischevani, a Shrewsbury-based British brand. She paired it with a matching hat.
Akshata Murty, wife of Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, also wore a creation by Mischevani. Her flower-embossed, baby blue dress had with puff shoulders, and a soft A-line silhouette. It retails online at 945 pounds. She completed her look with a black hat, clutch, and heels.
Fashion entrepreneur Samantha Cameron, wife of former prime minister David Cameron, wore a flowy red floral dress from her own brand Cefinn, and a red hat by Jess Collett Milliner. Carrie Johnson, wife of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, went for blue. She wore a dotted dress from Claudie Pierlot and a navy coat on top.
Brigitte Macron, who attended the event with her husband, French president Emmanuel Macron, brought a bit of Parisian chic to the coronation. She wore a pastel pink midi dress and a matching, military-inspired coat by Louis Vuitton.
Emma Thompson offered — arguably — one of the most fun and bold looks of the day, which was vastly different from most of the other ladylike, pastel numbers.
The Oscar-winning actress wore a rose print long coat by Emilia Wickstead, with a silver bag and a pair of heels all by Roger Vivier. She decorated the coat with her Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order badge, which she received in 2018 at Buckingham Palace.
Another snazzy dresser wasn’t in the congregation — she performed during the service.
The South African soprano Pretty Yende wore a yellow Stéphane Rolland gown and a Graff yellow and white diamond necklace with more than 138 carats of diamonds. She also wore Graff yellow and white diamond earrings at Saturday morning’s event.
Yende, the first African person to perform solo at a coronation, sang the piece “Sacred Fire,” which was written by the British composer Sarah Class for the occasion.
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