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The Jubilee celebrations continue! After marking the Queen’s 70-year reign with a parade, a church service, and a royal tour of the nations of the United Kingdom, the royal family is heading to a concert tonight: the Platinum Party at the Palace. The event tonight features an all-star lineup. Notably, the show will be opened by Queen and Adam Lambert, and closed by superstar Diana Ross — who is performing live in the UK for the first time in 15 years.
“I have had the honor of meeting The Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family,” Ross said in a statement. “Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion.”
Other musicians performing include Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Duran Duran, Craig David, and Andrea Bocelli among others. Other celebrity appearances teased ahead of the event include Sir David Attenborough, David Beckham, and Dame Julie Andrews.
While the Queen herself is not expected to attend, several members of her family will be there, including Princes Charles and William who are set to make speeches, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Princess Anne, the Wessexes, and many other relatives. The Sussexes do not appear to be in attendance at the party this evening. Today marks their daughter Lili’s first birthday, and it is understood that they are spending the day privately.
Here, the best photos from the event.
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A scene of the crowd before the start of the party.
It’s been a big day for the Cambridge kids! After traveling to Wales with their parents this morning, they got to take in the concert tonight.
Here’s a candid shot of Kate talking to her kiddos. While George looks extremely excited, Charlotte looks almost a little overwhelmed.
Here she is looking a bit more excited!
Prince George, Prince William, and Camilla take their seats for the show.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex was seated near Princess Beatrice, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and Savannah Phillips for the concert.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and her children, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor, react during the Platinum Party.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson take their seats
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi wave to the crowd while Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank look ahead.
Eugenie and Edo having a laugh.
The crowd watching a movie of Queen Elizabeth II having tea with Paddington Bear on a big screen
Camilla, Charles, and Anne having a laugh.
Brian May of Queen performing in front of a rather unamused statue of Queen Victoria.
Adam Lambert performed with Queen.
Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton was seen in the crowd.
As were Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.
A few weeks ago at the Met Gala, Lin Manuel Miranda hinted at a surprise project with Andrew Loyd Webber for the Jubilee.
Actors from the musical Phantom of the Opera performed.
As did actors from the musical Hamilton.
A patriotic moment for the Cambridges during Rod Stewart’s performance.
British singer Mabel performing on stage.
Kate shares a moment with Princess Charlotte.
British singer Mimi Webb.
Another view of the huge crowded gathered to enjoy the music.
William and Camilla sharing a moment.
Alicia Keys gives a wave to the audience after performing.
A scene of the crowd waving the Union Jack.
Camilla waving to the crowd after Charles’s poignant tribute to his mother. Read the full speech here.
A corgi-inspired drone light display.
The last performer of the evening: Diana Ross!
A stunning light display at the end of the night.
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