As part of the Diamond Jubilee, the BBC produced a concert on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. An amazing event that took close to 4 hours.
Here is full video of the event: (Note: At some points in the video the audio goes slightly off sync, this is just minimal)
If you don’t want to watch the entire event, below is a short video of the concert finale.
Prince Charles pays tribute to the Queen as she stands right next to him on stage. The Queen takes the Jubilee crystal and puts it in a tube, lighting up the National Beacons and a shedload of the most amazing fireworks I have ever seen.
Here is how Lucy Jones live blogged those final minutes:
22:35 The Queen’s on stage now in a glorious gold dress with an ornate front and pearls. Alexa Chung, eat your heart out. It’s hard not to feel for her, worrying about Philip.
22:37 Oh that’s sweet. Prince Charles calls Her Majesty “mummy” to an “aww” from the crowd. Or “mummeh”, as it sounds. He paid tribute to the comedians and their “jolly good jokes” and thanks God for the weather.
“The only sad thing about this evening is that my father hasn’t been able to join us. Buit if we shout as loud as we can he might be able to hear us in hospital and get better.”
Loud shots of “Philip, Philip, Philip” and the Queen looks touched. Remarkable scenes.
22:40 Prince Charles’s tribute to the Queen as she stands right next to him on stage feels like the most special, human and memorable part of the Jubilee weekend so far. His speech is coming across very well – it’s genuine and moving.
22:43 Everyone is singing the national anthem, expect the Queen that is. Flags are waving across the crowds, Camilla looks teary and I think this has all gone to my head a bit. I want to call my gran.
22:45 Fairytale moment as the Queen takes the Jubilee crystal (a whopping great diamond) and puts it in a tubey thing. Definitely inspired by the Crystal Maze, that bit. It lights the National Beacons and a shedload of stunning fireworks.
The most remarkable fireworks I have ever seen times a million.
Click here for full video of the Themes Diamond Jubilee Pageant – June 3 2012
Click here for full video of the Diamond Jubilee Carriage Procession, Balcony Appearance and Flypast – June 5 2012 – June 5 2012