Queen Elizabeth continued to celebrate her 60th year on the throne with a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace on Monday. Although music icons Elton John and Stevie Wonder were just some of the A-list music legends to play the shindig, Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton were seen getting their groove on when contemporary pop sensations Jessie J, Will.I.Am and Cheryl Cole hit the stage.
Read on for more concert highlights.
Sporting a Whistles dress and Alexander McQueen jacket, Kate was all smiles as she sat between her husband William and Princess Beatrice. Throughout the show, the Duchess of Cambridge was getting into the spirit of the Jubilee — waving around Union Jack flags alongside the 20,000 invited guests at the event.
However, there was one family member that was glaringly missing from the star-studded fete: Prince Philip. The Queen’s husband of 65 years was recently admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection.
Acknowledging his father’s absence, Prince Charles said, “The only sad thing about this evening is that my father could not be here with us because he’s unfortunately been taken ill. But ladies and gentlemen, if we all shout loud enough he might just hear us.”
“As a nation, this is our opportunity to thank you and my father for always being there for us, for inspiring us with selfless duty and service and making us proud to be British,” he added
After the show, Queen Elizabeth launched a spectacular fireworks show above Buckingham Palace. Check out the display — and more highlights from the concert — below.
Jessie J and Will.I.Am
Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow
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