Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor attended the coronation concert at Windsor Castle to celebrate the crowning of the new king and queen of the UK. She appeared on the centre stage in a custom-made Anamika Khanna, Emilia Wickstead gown to introduce choir performers of the Commonwealth.
Sonam started her speech with a Namaste and was introduced by the host as one of Bollywood's biggest actors. She later introduced the virtual choir performances by the Commonwealth which included choirs, solo artists and duos from the 56 Commonwealth countries. Sonam also introduced Steve Winwood, who performed his iconic song 'Higher Love' accompanied by a 70-piece orchestra.
Wearing an off-shoulder floor length gown, Sonam strutted up the stage to deliver a spoken word performance to introduce the Commonwealth virtual choir. She was introduced as one of the biggest stars in India, and greeted the crowd with 'Namaste' before her performance.
In her speech, Sonam said, “Our Commonwealth is a union. Together we are one-third of the world’s people, one third of the world’s ocean, one quarter of the world’s land. Each of our countries is unique. Each of our people is special. But we choose to stand this one. Learning from our history, blessed by our diversity, driven by our values and determined to build a more peaceful, sustainable and prosperous future for everyone, where every voice is heard. Without further ado, here’s welcoming the incredible voices from across the Commonwealth."
The Veere Di Wedding actress's mother Sunita Kapoor shared a clip from the event and captioned the post, "So proud! Such an honour." Anil Kapoor also posted the same video on his Twitter and wrote, "Making us so proud! @sonamakapoor." Sanjay Kapoor and wife Maheep Kapoor also re-shared the clip on their Instagram handles. Maheep Kapoor wrote, "Amazing my darling Sonam Kapoor. You make us proud."
Sharing several pictures of herself on Instagram in her white dress, Sonam wrote, "Historic moments call for fashion moments. I'm honoured to mark the unforgettable occasion of the #Coronationconcert by wearing the collaborative vision of two of the most incredible designers from the two countries I'm lucky to call [email protected] @emiliawickstead."
Sonam's piece served as a prelude to the virtual choir performances by the Commonwealth which included choirs, solo artists and duos from the 56 Commonwealth countries. She also introduced Steve Winwood, who performed a modern version of his iconic song Higher Love accompanied by a 70-piece orchestra.