The Queen was unable to be present in person due to mobility issues, but she was present in large numbers on Saturday, when rappers, rock stars and a certain very popular bear addressed Her Majesty the Queen. best wishes from a giant stage outside Buckingham Palace as part of the “Platinum Party at the Palace.”
Royal guests of honor include Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Princes William and Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, with her husband and children, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, and Prince Andrew’s daughters. Beatrice and Eugenie. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are absent.
Opening event, in famous scenes James Bond London 2012 Olympics Sketcheswith a television skit featuring Paddington Bear.
The short opens with a servant bringing two cups of tea from a tray to a table in Buckingham Palace and placing them in front of Paddington and the queen.
Paddington declared: “Thank you for having me, I hope you are having a lovely holy year.”
Paddington then offered to pour His Majesty a cup of tea with predictable chaotic results, which included placing a foot on a cake that had its filling spray all over a servant played by Simon Farnaby. , actor and writer who wrote the film Paddington film and is understood to have written the sketch.
Paddington then offered the queen a marmalade sandwich from underneath his hat before the queen opened her handbag and took one of her own, telling Paddington, “I keep mine here.”
Paddington then said: “Happy New Year, ma’am. And thanks for everything.”
The king replied, simply: “That’s very good.”
The two-and-a-half-minute clip ends with Farnaby approaching the window and saying, “The party is about to begin, Your Majesty.”
The Queen and the bear then began to tap to the beat of the band Queen’s . We will kick you on a porcelain teacup, then paired with the same live-streamed song as the concert’s opening song.
The sketch was kept so completely secret that even the Queen’s descendants were taken by surprise.
A palace spokesman said: “His Majesty is known for her sense of humour, so it’s no surprise that she decided to take part in tonight’s sketching session. There was an interest in filming and animation and the opportunity to invite a famous bear out for tea was too exciting to miss.”
A series of tributes to the Queen were interspersed throughout the concert, with Daniel Craig saying he would “follow you anywhere” and Michelle Obama thanking the queen for “real warmth.” ” to herself and her children, and said she was “extremely honored to have spent time with you over the years. “
Towards the end of the concert, Prince Charles stepped onto the stage with Camilla beside him, beginning with: “Your Majesty,” followed by a long, dramatic pause before wittily adding, “Mother.”
He says weekend celebrations are her family, country, commonwealth and the “whole world” way of saying “thank you”.
He remembers his father, Prince Philip, saying he would have enjoyed the show and “misses this evening very much, but I’m sure he’s in the spirit here.”
Charles said, “What really wakes my mother up in the morning is that all of you, ladies and gentlemen, all of you watching at home, are here tonight in this wonderful audience.” He said of the queen’s role in celebrating the country’s moments, “Pride, joy and happiness.” He said, “You (the queen) met us and talked to us. You laughed and cried with us.”
Referring to the Paddington sketch where the concert had opened, Charles said his mother had now “finished her marmalade sandwich” and spoke of her “great regret” that she could not there, but saying that Windsor Castle is “only 20 years old is miles away” he urged the crowd to cheer loudly enough for the king to hear.
Prince William took to the stage after a series focusing on environmental issues led by the great British naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
Referring to Charles and the late Prince Philip, he said he was “very proud of my grandfather and father” for their work in the field. He added, “While no one ever thanked them for talking about their age, my grandmother has lived for almost a century. During that time humanity has benefited from unimaginable technological developments”.
“The urgent need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent,” he said. William said he, like the queen, is an “optimist” and praised young people for refusing to “accept the status quo” and work to “restore the planet” and said they would be able to said, “What a wonderful world.”
Elton John, who played the famous “Candle in the Wind” at Diana’s funeral, played through a pre-recorded video, his 1971 classic, “Your Song”.
The concert was led by Diana Ross. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced a Hamilton sequence with a riff of one of the most popular songs from that musical, singing: “You say, everyone’s having a bank holiday…”
Saturday saw a flurry of royal activities as the queen’s family traveled across the country to represent the 96-year-old monarch. Due to a recurrence of what the palace called a “phased migration problem”, the queen herself was unable to appear in public.
Her granddaughter Zara Tindall attended the legendary The Derby with her mother Princess Anne, 71, who represents the queen. Zara, 41, smiled as she said her grandmother was “nice” and added: “She would just sit on the sofa and watch TV. She will wear comfortable clothes. “
The most famous people of the day, however, were the Cambridge kids: Charlotte and George visited Cardiff with their parents William and Kate (although new royal superstar Prince Louis did not attend).
Other guests at the concert included Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra. Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Mimi Webb, Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste, Nile Rodgers, Sir Rod Stewart and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.