Prince William celebrated King Charles with a moving speech during his father’s Coronation festivities.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla were crowned at Westminster Abbey, on Saturday. The festivities continued on as the family gathered on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Sunday for the Coronation Concert.
The concert had an awesome lineup of performers, including Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Andrea Bocelli. But it was Prince William, the Prince of Wales, who took the stage for the most memorable moment as he gave a touching speech dedicated to his father.
Walking on stage to a sea of cheers from the crowd, Prince William began: "I want to say a few words about my father and why I believe this weekend is so important. But don't worry, unlike Lionel, I won't go on 'All Night Long'," he joked as the King could be seen bursting into laughter.
Our hearts melted as William mentioned the late Queen’s Coronation back in 1953.
"As my grandmother said when she was crowned, 'Coronations are a declaration of our hopes for the future,' and I know she's up there, fondly keeping an eye on us. She would be a proud mother."
"For all that celebrations are magnificent, at the heart of the pageantry is a simple message. Service…”
"My father's first words on entering Westminster Abbey yesterday were a pledge of service. It was a pledge to continue to serve. Because for over 50 years, in every corner of the U.K, across the Commonwealth and around the world, he has dedicated himself to serve others, both current and future generations, and those whose memory must not be neglected."
“My father has always understood that people of all faiths, all backgrounds, and all communities, deserve to be celebrated and supported," the Prince of Wales added.
"Pa, we are all so proud of you."
"I also want to express my pride and gratitude for the millions of people who serve, in the forces, in classrooms, hospital wards and local communities," William continued. "I wish I could mention you all. Your service inspires us, and tonight we celebrate you too."
"I commit myself to serve you all. King, Country and Commonwealth," he finished.
"God Save the King."