King Charles beams as appears on Royal Opera House stage

King Charles beamed as he appeared on the Royal Opera House stage on Thursday (16 May) evening. The King was paying tribute to the out-going Music Director, Sir Antonio Pappano. Sir Antonio's 22-year tenure was celebrated with a one-off gala performance. The King joined Sir Antonio and performers on stage at the end of the show. As Prince of Wales, the King became President of the Royal Ballet in 2003 and Patron of the Royal Opera House in 2009.