The king, sporting a darkish blue swimsuit and tie, named-checked considered one of Richie’s signature songs, which he carried out on the present, asking if he was planning to do that “All Evening Lengthy.”
“I simply needed to examine how lengthy you’ll be utilizing this room,” Charles joked.
The live performance the day after the gilded coronation spectacle had the newly topped monarch and his spouse on their toes at one level swaying to the music. Different members of the royal household, together with 8-year-old Princess Charlotte and Prince George, 9, waved Union flags together with a crowd of some 20,000 gathered on the fort’s east terrace.
Charlotte and her mom, Kate, the Princess of Wales, sang alongside as Perry, wearing a gold foil ball robe, carried out her pop hit “Roar.”
“High Gun” star Tom Cruise appeared in a recorded video message, saying: “Pilot to pilot. Your Majesty, you might be my wingman any time.” The combined program additionally noticed performances by the Royal Ballet, Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls, opera singer Andrea Bocelli and British band Take That.
Even Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog made an look, joking with host Hugh Bonneville.
Richie and Perry, who’re judges on “Idol” and have been changed for the episode by Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran, have been on digicam in a room within the fort with darkish purple drapes and golden arm chairs when the king and queen entered.
Richie feigned shock and informed the U.S. viewers that he and Perry wanted to vacate the room instantly.
The king thanked Richie and Perry for a “sensible efficiency.”
“It’s an ideal deal with to have you ever each right here,” he mentioned.
Camilla, in a brilliant blue jacket, gave them excessive marks: “Improbable, completely unbelievable.”
Charles was not the one member of the royal household to make a joke of considered one of Richie’s hottest tunes.
Prince William, inheritor to the throne, earlier than delivering a heartfelt speech telling his father, “Pa, we’re all so happy with you,” promised the viewers that, not like Richie, he wouldn’t go on “All Evening Lengthy.”