Rod Stewart ‘so proud to be British’ shares clip of song he was ‘built’ to sing

Sir Rod Stewart has said that he is uncomfortable with the idea of ​​singing Neil Diamond’s hit song Sweet Caroline as it is not one of his songs.

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Palace party: Prince William and George sing ‘Sweet Caroline’

Sir Rod Stewart said he was ‘very proud to be British’ as ​​he shared a video clip of the raving crowd at the Jubilee Concert on Saturday.

The singer, 77, performed on stage at the Platinum Anniversary Party at the Palace concert alongside other notable performers such as Duran Duran and Diana Ross.

Rod took to Instagram to share a video of a large crowd waving Union Jack while singing along to Neil Diamond’s performance of Sweet Caroline.

The crowd of 22,000 smiled as they jumped up and down to the iconic song from 1969.

“So proud to be British,” Sir Rod captioned the post, adding an image of Queen Elizabeth II to it.

“Good luck,” he added the gif to another video of his performance.

Rod performed Sweet Caroline



He revealed the BBC ‘caught’ him singing it



Sir Rod previously explained he was ‘uncomfortable’ singing Sweet Caroline during his performance but the BBC ‘made him’ do it.

He shared his discomfort with the crowd and asked them to join in the singing so that he would feel more comfortable performing it.

Sir Rod said: “It’s not my choice, but you know,” when a reporter asked him: “But it’s a great song, isn’t it?”

The singer replied, “Yes, but it’s not mine.”

The show took place at Buckingham Palace in London over the weekend on a specially constructed 360-degree stage.

Star performing at Jubilee Concert on Saturday


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Most fans were overjoyed to see Rod perform some of his biggest hits – as well as the UK song Sweet Caroline, as Prince George and Prince William sang along and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall waved their flags.

However, some viewers in his hometown criticized his performance on social media.

“Remarkable Rod Stewart #platinumpartyatthepalace”, one fan wrote, shortly afterwards adding: “God, someone please make Rod Stewart stop!!!! #PlatinumPartyatthePalace. ”

A third said: “Time to hang up the microphone Rod #PlatinumPartyatthePalace”, while others were much more positive about his performance, with a fourth post: “Good job Rod Stewart. Thanks. good song! #SweetCaroline #PlatinumPartyatthePalace.”

“Can’t beat a bit Rod Stewart. #PlatinumPartyatthePalace,” wrote the fifth.

Speaking of the Queen before his show, Sir Rod explained she was ‘like a little sister’ to him.

“She [Her Majesty] She’s become a part of my life, she’s almost a little sister, she’s always been in the background,” he said.

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