Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee: Massive Concert in London Saturday Evening with Duran Duran and Diana Ross Among Others

Concert held in three stages

The televised concert on Saturday evening, held on three stages in front of Buckingham Palace, will be opened by the Queen + Adam Lambert group.

American Diva Diana Ross, 78, “Extremely happy to be invited to perform on such an important occasion“Will end it two and a half hours later, their first live performance in the UK for 15 years.

Among the announced artists and celebrities were Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, composer Hans Zimmer (who notably composed the soundtrack to the 25th James Bond), British singers Ella Eyre, Mabel and Mimi Webb, naturalists. David Attenborough, tennis champion Emma Radukanu, former footballer David Beckham, actress Julie Andrews …

Elton John also recorded a special tribute for the evening, broadcast live by the BBC, celebrating the contribution of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries to music, environmental, sports and musical comedy, during 70 years of the reign of a hugely popular , but sharply absent, Queen.

On Saturday, the Queen took to Twitter to wish Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, William and his wife Kate, Lillibet, the daughter of Harry and Meghan, whom the Queen first met, on her first birthday.

Last day of celebration this Sunday

A joyous parenthesis of patriotic unity in a sea of ​​gloom, the jubilee celebrations last until Sunday, thanks to a four-day long holiday weekend.

The weather has cooperated so far. But rain is expected on Sunday, when thousands of outdoor lunches are planned among neighbors.

A large televised parade is due to close the ceremony in late afternoon in London with around 10,000 participants – soldiers, musicians, dancers, puppeteers and other performers.

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It will end outside Buckingham Palace, where Ed Sheeran is expected to sing a famous ballad in honor of the Queen and Prince Philip, her husband, who died last year.Excellent,

symbol of stability

A symbol of stability in a century of great upheaval, Elizabeth II ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25. She has gone through history with a consistency and dedication for which the British are grateful to her. He never expressed any opinion.

Many of those who attended the jubilee were aware that this might be the last time they would see their sovereign, whose succession is quietly preparing, with his son Charles representing him more and more often.

,It is wonderful, this celebration for him all over the country. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, we’ll never see it again‘, told AFP Janet Turner, 65, who had come from the north of England to walk in Windsor.

Despite her deteriorating health, Elizabeth II has no intention of abdicating, keeping the 21-year-old princess bound by the promise of serving her subjects for the rest of her life.

However, in this period of transition, she wanted to reassure them: “We look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm”, she wrote to him at the beginning of the Jubilee celebrations.

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