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More than 100,000 royal fans in front of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Jubilee Party

The event kicked off with a comedy classic starring the Queen herself opposite Paddington Bear, who visited the palace for a cup of tea and a chat about jam sandwiches

Crowds gathered to attend the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace
Crowds gathered to attend the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace

The Queen threw a rockin’ party at the Palace tonight as 100,000 royal fans clapped in unison… to the strains of Queen.

Guitarist Brian May was lifted onto a platform in front of the Victoria Memorial Monument as the Platinum Party disembarked to a flyer.

Brian and his band – with Adam Lambert on vocals – opened with We Will Rock You.

The crowd loved it, thousands packed The Mall with yells – and so did Prince William and his eight-year-old son George.

Brian’s performance was reminiscent of his 2002 Golden Jubilee performance playing God Save The Queen on the roof of Buckingham Palace.







British guitarist Brian May performs at the Platinum Party
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He said: “We were here for the Golden Jubilee 20 years ago and it’s great to be asked again.

“And we always want to bring something special, so we’ll see if we can pull off something epic tonight.” It’s all about the Queen and how amazing she was and how we want her to continue.”

The official audience was 22,000 but they were dwarfed by the number at The Mall.







Sam Ryder in front of the huge crowd
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Millions watched live on the BBC – including the Queen, at home at Windsor Castle.

The event kicked off with a comedy classic starring the Queen herself.

She did a cute skit with Paddington Bear, who was visiting the palace for a cup of tea and chatting about jam sandwiches.







Paddington with the Queen
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As the concert began, Her Majesty and Paddington tapped teaspoons to the beat of the Queen’s foot-stomping anthem.

When comedian Lee Mack took the stage, Prince William was let down. Mack’s jokes included a dig at Boris Johnson’s government, saying: “We’re here for the party of a lifetime. Finally we can say party and goals and that’s positive.”

Star after star wowed the audience – including a yellow-jacketed Sir Rod Stewart who had Prince William and the whole crowd singing along to Sweet Caroline.







Princess Charlotte at the event
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Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder performed and there was a taped contribution from Sir Elton John – and a finale from Diana Ross.

Former 007 star Daniel Craig – who famously filmed a special with the Queen for the 2012 Olympics – expressed his emotions as he thanked Her Majesty in a video message.

Sir Paul McCartney also paid tribute, saying: “I love you like so many other people.”







Prince George and his father William at the concert
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama added, “I am deeply honored to have spent time with you over the years. Thank you ma’am for your remarkable example.”

Classical star Hans Zimmer – who spoke about the Queen’s piano playing – also made an appearance, and there were contributions from Sir David Attenborough, tennis player Emma Raducanu, football icon David Beckham and comedian and writer Stephen Fry.







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Dance group Diversity performed, with Ashley Banjo delivering a spoken word performance praising the Queen against a backdrop that covered great moments in British music – from The Beatles and Bowie to the Spice Girls, One Direction and Stormzy.

Composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber took the stage with American composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and told the Queen, “Her reign has surpassed any theatrical performance in history.”

The cast of Miranda’s hit show Hamilton performed, followed by performances from Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera, Lion King, Six – about the wives of Henry VIII – and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Jason Donovan.







Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat starring Jason Donovan
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Perform Duran Duran
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Prince William and his father Charles paid tribute to the Queen while other royals at the concert included the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent and Zara and Mike Tindall.

The American superstar Alicia Keys had previously sat down at her grand piano during rehearsals in front of the Victoria Memorial and belted out her hits in front of around 60 concert organizers. She pumped her fist in excitement and confidently predicted a rain-free concert.







Kate enjoys the show
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With Brian May watching, she changed the lyrics of her famous song New York to “London” in honor of the anniversary.

The queen would have agreed.

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