According to a Buckingham Palace press release the gala:
“…showcased 60 years of music and dance which connect with the themes of the Coronation Festival — tradition, excellence and innovation. Tonight’s performances featured UK artists such as Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and The Feeling, alongside the National Youth Orchestra and the English National Ballet. The gala performance celebrates the musical journey through Britain and the Commonwealth since The Queen’s Coronation in 1953.”
This afternoon at Palacio de la Zarzuela His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain — looking incredibly frail — and His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias participated in a meeting with members of the Consejo de Seguridad Nacional.
According to a press release via Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty “…met with a number of Royal Warrant Holders taking part in the Coronation Festival as well as representatives of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST).”
This evening Her Majesty accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and other members of the royal family are expected to attend the Coronation Festival gala held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
For more information about today’s event as well as to watch videos and view photos please click here, hereandhere.