Pregnant Katherine Jenkins reveals hint of a bump in floor-sweeping black vintage gown as she takes to the stage for the VE Day 70: A Party to Remember concert
It was perhaps one of the most meaningful music events of the year so far, and stars such as Katherine Jenkins, Pixie Lott and Alfie Boe among many others were out in force to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day on Saturday.
The special concert, hosted by Chris Evans, was held at Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall in London to honour the landmark event seven decades after the end of the second world war in Europe.
And opera singer Katherine - who is currently pregnant with her first child - led the way at the VE Day 70: A Party to Remember event.
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Doing her bit: Katherine Jenkins - who is pregnant with her firs child - couldn't have been more delighted to take to the stage during the VE Day 70: A Party to Remember concert in London on Saturday
The Welsh superstar arrived on the stage with a huge smile on her face as she held a hand to her growing tum, in front of thousands of onlookers who had come out to commemorate the landmark day.
And she looked sensational as she graced the stage, wowing in a vintage black gown that swept the floor as she stepped.
Featuring little lace sleeves and a wrapover detail, the garment was perfectly fitting for the event, which had an overarching 1940s theme to honour the occasion.
A true talent: The Welsh opera singer performed expertly, while wearing a gorgeous vintage frock that revealed a hint of her baby bump
Perfect look: The 34-year-old donned a vintage gown in honour of the 70th anniversary of VE Day as she took to the stage at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall
Retro and ravishing: Katherine posed before taking to the stage, showing off her coiffed-to-perfection 1940s hair and a close-up of her flattering gown
Bump's first major gig! Katherine is pregnant with her first child with husband Andrew Levitas - the couple are expecting a little girl later this year
Sneak preview: Before the show, Katherine had given her thousands of Instagram fans a glimpse of her stylish new look
While the 34-year-old mezzo-soprano is in the early stages of her pregnancy, she still revealed a small yet growing tum, visible thanks to the empire-line detail of the dress.
Her blonde locks were coiffed into a gorgeous side-swept style, reminiscent of the World War II era, and she finished her on-stage look with a slick of scarlet red lipstick.
Katherine - who is expecting her first child later this year with husband Andrew Levitas - gave her thousands of fans on social media a sneak peek at her retro look earlier in the day, ahead of the concert, which was aired live on BBC1.
Also taking to the stage was fellow singer Pixie Lott, who also impressed the crowd with her vocals while being accompanied by the big band.
Glitz and glam: Pixie Lott was another of the lead performers at the commemorative concert over the special three-day long VE Day weekend
Incredible scenes: The 24-year-old joined the big band up on stage, as crowd members waved their Union Flags in support
Working the stage: Pixie looked incredible in her black glitter-covered gown as she impressed with her vocals during her short set
Hi there! She gave a cheeky wave as she ran off the stage, her blonde locks twisted into a delightful '40s style
She too rocked a look that would have fit in perfectly in 1945, a super-glitzy floor-length black dress, while injecting extra elegance to her performance look with the 24-year-old's long blonde locks twisted up into a war-time hairstyle.
And there was a quick change later on for the Mama Do hitmaker, as she swapped her gown for a typical war-time army get-up to team up with singers Rebecca Ferguson and Laura Wright to put on a show worthy of 1940s American singing group The Andrews Sisters.
The talented trio looked marvellous in their historial costumes, complete with beige pencil skirts, khaki shirts, ties, belts and hats.
All-change: During the two-hour long show, Pixie changed into a typical war-time army outfit as she hit the stage once again
Co-stars: This time, the blonde singer was joined by Rebecca Ferguson and Laura Wright (not seen) as they performed the hits of The Andrews Sisters
Fantastic look: Pixie looked the part in her pencil skirt, shirt, tie and hat combination, truly invoking the vibe of the war-time era
Terrific trio: Pixie, Laura Wright (centre) and Rebecca posed backstage before wowing the crowds with their performance
Of their short performance, they sang the classic Andrews Sisters hit Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, pleasing the music revellers as the concert reached fever pitch.
The audience at the concert was also treated to a performance by rockstar legends Status Quo, and soprano singer Laura White, who dazzled full-length white glittery dress with feathers down the skirt.
The Strictly Come Dancing dancers delighted the crowds with an upbeat performance, and British comedy and acting legend Robert Lindsay read out the touching VE Day Winston Churchill speech.
Looking all-Wright: English soprano Laura Wright also helped to remember VE Day as she too performed earlier in the show
'Love you RBL!' Earlier in the day, Laura had professed her adoration for the Royal British Legion on Instagram, who hosted the monumental concert
Stunning look: The singing beauty wowed in a white feathered gown at the decidedly glamorous event
Rocking out! Status Quo were also among the esteemed performers at the Chris Evans-hosted ceremony
Rockin' all over... Whitehall: Status Quo star Rick Parfitt proved he's still got it after decades in the industry
Poignant: Beloved actor Robert Lindsay read out a speech by Winston Churchill as a hush fell over the crowd
Proud moment: The My Family favourite posted on Twitter beforehand that he was eagerly preparing for his big speech
As well as the star-studded performances, concert-goers were also able to see the veterans parade and the changing of The Queen's Life Guard by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
Three days of festivities - which began on Friday - are being held to mark the anniversary, seven decades after the announcement that Germany had offered the unconditional surrender to the Allies that brought about the end of the war in Europe.
On Sunday, around 1,000 veterans and their families will join members of the royal family, politicians, members of the Armed Forces and representatives of the Allied nations and Commonwealth countries that fought alongside Britain for a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.
Patriotic: Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi kept their Status Quo in red, white and blue ensembles
Sharp look: Earlier in the day, before taking to the stage, Laura Wright had posed in a wartime costume for the event
What a carry on! Opera star Alfie Boe got a bit hands-on as he lifted Laura clean off the ground while mucking about backstage
A parade of bands, veterans and current servicemen and women will then make their way from the abbey along Whitehall - past the balcony where Churchill made a historic speech before vast crowds - before a reception for veterans in St James's Park hosted by the Legion, where there will also be vehicles from the 1940s.
On Saturday afternoon, there was also a fly-past over central London by the Red Arrows, following a fly-by of aircraft that helped Britain and its Allies win the war - the Lancaster bomber and Spitfire and Hurricane fighters.
Trafalgar Square was decked out with bunting and the ensigns of each of the Armed Forces on Sunday, and the Band of the Grenadier Guards will perform music from the era opposite Nelson's Column.
Dapper gent: The tenor looked sharp in his black shirt and open-necked white shirt before taking to the stage himself
Esteemed guests: Actor Colin Salmon and his wife Fiona Hawthorne looked incredibly smart and fitting for the occasion
She fits right in: Julia Sawalha appeared to have stepped right out of the 1940s in her impressive get-up
The stars turned out in force: Actors Honeysuckle Weeks and Laurence Fox also spent their evening at the memorial concert to mark 70 years since the end of World War II
Amazing turn-out: Katherine also shared a shot of the central London landmark, filled to the brim with concert-goers out in support
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