Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee was celebrated in style at Buckingham Palace Saturday 4 June, with stars from entertainment, music, sport and beyond paying tribute to the monarch, Smoothradio.com reports.
Senior members of the Royal Family turned out to celebrate Her Majesty’s reign even if the Queen herself was unable to attend the party at the palace concert.
Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were among those watching the concert.
The outlet says that following a surprise pre-recorded sketch featuring the Queen and Paddington Bear, the concert was kicked off in brilliant fashion by Queen and Adam Lambert – who burst into ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ and ‘We Are the Champions’.
Elton John performed an emotional pre-recorded version of ‘Your Song’ from Windsor Castle, while Hans Zimmer and Celeste performed ‘What a Wonderful World’ following a rousing speech about the environment by Prince William.
There was also a medley of West End favourites headed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin Manuel Miranda, including an appearance from Jason Donovan.
Prince Charles also paid tribute to “Mummy”, before the crowd cheered for his mother in their thousands.
“You laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, have been there for us, for these 70 years,” Charles said.
The star-studded concert was attended by 22,000 people as they filled The Mall, and was closed out by Diana Ross in her first live performance in 15 years.