Many stars celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

(London) A number of stars, including the legendary British band Queen, drew crowds in London on Saturday for a massive concert celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, but without the weary King.

Posted at 7:49
Updated at 9:20 PM.

Martin Bowles
France media agency

Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran… The biggest names in the pop or classical scene were shown on stage, in front of Buckingham Palace, in this closing show of the third and penultimate day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Longevity is unparalleled in the UK.

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Rod Stewart

Quinn, with Adam Lambert singing, started the evening with several of her songs such as We are the championsIn front of 22,000 spectators waving Union flags Jack, as well as Crown Prince Charles and his eldest son William, who came with his wife Kate and two of their children.

Tens of thousands of spectators without tickets followed the giant screens in the mall, an imposing artery overlooking the palace.

“It’s great to be back,” Queen guitarist Brian May told the BBC after 20 years of playing the national anthem. May God protect the Queen Perched on the roof of the palace on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the king.

But the real star of the evening, Elizabeth II, was absent due to her fragile health, as she preferred to watch the ceremony on TV, and broadcast it live on the BBC.

Loved for her sense of duty and unbridled sense of humor, she made a surprise appearance in a short humorous video released before kick-off, where she had tea with clumsy game icon, Paddington Bear, British children’s literature.

Photo by Buckingham Palace/Studio Channel, by Reuters

Queen Elizabeth II had tea with Paddington Bear.

” Mom ”

The heir to the throne, Prince Charles, 73, paid tribute to “Her Majesty” who is also his “mother”.

“Thank you” for “all this life you have spent serving others,” he said to the crowd. “You laughed and cried with us and above all, I’ve been there for 70 years,” he added, recalling the promise Elizabeth made to the princess, at age 21, to serve her subjects all her life.

Despite her health concerns, the Queen shows no desire to abdicate, even if she increasingly turns over to her eldest son to represent her.

His grandson William gave him a plea for planet Earth in front of a palace that serves as a backdrop for majestic lighting.

A symbol of stability in a century of great upheaval, the hugely popular Elizabeth II ascended the throne at the age of 25 on February 6, 1952.

Numerous pre-recorded tributes also poured in during the evening, from celebrities such as James Bond actor Daniel Craig, former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama or pop legend Elton John, who gave a moving performance of your song.

Photo by Hannah McKay, Reuters

Diana Ross

American singer Diana Ross, 78, “is very pleased to be asked to perform on such an important occasion”, concluded a two-and-a-half hour celebration of the contribution of the United Kingdom and countries. The environment, sports and musicals for the past 70 years.

“The Last Queen”

A joyous arch of national unity In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, Jubilee celebrations continue into Sunday, thanks to a four-day long weekend.

The Queen appeared so far only on the first day on Thursday, chanting twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

But then she experienced “discomfort”, missing the religious service in her honor on Fridays at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Despite her passion for horses, on Saturday she gave in to go to the famous Epsom Derby, which she rarely missed.

It has not been confirmed that he will attend the curtain fall on Sunday.

Among those absent from Saturday’s party was Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who came from California but chose to celebrate the birthday of their daughter Lillipet, whom the Queen was to meet for the first time in private.

On Sunday, rain may spoil the party when tens of thousands of outdoor lunches are planned among the neighbors.

A large procession should conclude the festivities at the end of the afternoon in London with about 10,000 participants.

The show will end in front of Buckingham Palace, where Ed Sheeran must sing his famous song in honor of the Queen. perfect.

Many who attended the jubilee celebrations were aware that this might be the last time they would see their king.

“She’s our last queen. I think she’s a wonderful queen,” said Wendy Flynn, a housewife mom at a street party in London.



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