Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jubilance Part 2- The Diamond Jubilee Concert

Anyone notice that the Royals were particularly patriotic during the jubilee? And the concert was no exception. Obviously, the biggest news accompanying the right royal bash was Prince Philip's hospitalisation Update: He is now out of hospital, and by all accounts is doing well. During his speech, the Prince of Wales' made a moving tribute to his father, accompanied by wild cheers from the crowd gathered on the Mall.

Many stars dazzled the Royal Family and the crowd who came to see them- Will.i.am, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Rolf Harris, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Robbie Williams and many more.

And then there was Grace Jones..

I need not say any more..

Now, let's move on, shall we? The Royal Family were of course seated in the royal box. Queen Elizabeth arrived without Prince Philip, accompanied to her seat by her son, Prince Charles. She wore her Admiral's Boat Cloak, which did look very imposing. As she appeared on stage during the conclusion of the concert, she turned up in a sparkly gold party dress, and did look jubilant- quite fitting. Practically, all of the Royal Family attended, many of whom sang-along to the songs fervently, especially Princess Anne!

As the concert wrapped up, Prince Charles gave a moving tribute to his mother, calling her "Mummy," reflecting his speech during her Golden Jubilee Concert. He asked the crowd for three cheers fro Her Majesty, and they replied very, very loudly. The Queen then lit the final Diamond Jubilee beacon, the crowning jewel of a network of beacons across the Commonwealth and the world. And no, that isn't a real diamond, merely crystal.

The concert then finished with a bang as fireworks erupted from the palace facade, accompanied by traditional British music. It was a truly spectacular night, evident by the crowds that packed the Mall. Isn't just beautiful?

And for a complete list of the who's who's in the Royal Box, please refer to the picture below, from the Daily Mail.

Next up: The Service of Thanksgiving and the Carriage Procession

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