Tom Cruise delivers heartfelt message aboard Top Gun plane for King Charles’ star-studded coronation concert

bedecked with stars coronation concert Windsor Castle featured a host of celebrities including Top Gun star Tom Cruise, who paid special homage to the king.

The actor’s heartfelt message was delivered from the cockpit of his Top Gun Warbird aircraft before he saluted and took off, saying: “Pilot to pilot. Your Excellency, you can be my wingman any time.”

Hosted by Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, the event celebrated the King’s life, achievements and passion for the arts and philanthropic work through his time in the armed forces through the Prince’s Trust.

The royal family, including Charles and Queen Camilla, danced the entire night to Lionel Richie’s ’80s hit All Night Long as the singer brought the house down with his performance.

In front of 20,000 spectators at Windsor Castle, the Prince of Wales paid a heartfelt tribute to his father, saying: “Pa, we are all so proud of you.”

The concert featured a series of messages from celebrities and lesser-known facts about King’s life.

Princess Charlotte was delighted to see her father, Prince William, take the stage as she pointed him towards her brother, Prince George.

Speaking from the palace’s picturesque east terrace, the prince made a poignant reference to his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and said: “I know she is there, watching over us with great love.”

Addressing his newly-wed father Charles, William said: “She would be a very proud mother.”

Princess Charlotte and Prince George singing at the coronation ceremony© BBC
Princess Charlotte and Prince George singing at the coronation ceremony

As the future king, William expressed his gratitude to those who serve in the army, schools, the NHS and local communities, pledging: “I commit myself to serving you all. King , country and commonwealth.”

The King’s Coronation Concert was an event to remember, made even more special by Tom Cruise’s unique tribute to the King.

The night was filled with music, dancing and heartfelt tributes, showcasing the love and appreciation the royal family and the country have for their newly-crowned king.

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