Queen's rock band, Paddington Bear, opens its jubilee concert

Queen’s rock band, Paddington Bear, opens its jubilee concert

LONDON –

The Queen Elizabeth II. she might have to skip a stellar London concert in her honor on Saturday, but when she appeared in a surprise video, she tore down the house. recorded with another British national treasure: Paddington Bear.

The 96-year-old queen revealed that she shared Paddington’s love of marmalade sandwiches in the comedy scene that opened the Platinum Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace and delighted thousands of people who had gathered on the third day to celebrate her 70 years on the throne.

The rock band Queen and Adam Lambert opened an open-air show in front of the palace, followed by Duran Duran, Rod Stewart and opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Diana Ross will close the show with her first British live performance in 15 years.

Prince Charles and Prince William, the Queen’s son and grandson, will reach a live audience of 22,000 and millions more television viewers.

The queen has recently had movement problems, which the palace describes as “episodic mobility problems,” which has limited her public appearances in recent months. However, the atmosphere of the party among the crowds was not spoiled by her absence from the concert.

“It’s a magical experience … (This will never happen) in our lives and it’s absolutely incredible to be a part of it,” said Sam Ahcquoim of Cornwall in the South West of England. “I was really, really excited and I can’t wait to get in there now and start dancing.”

Sovereign also decided not to participate in Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Instead, she was represented at the prestigious annual race by her daughter, Princess Anne, who appeared in the royal box with her family at the cheering crowds.

The queen is widely known as a passionate horse lover and has missed the Epsom Derby only a few times. Five of her former racehorses were shown on Saturday, and 40 jockeys who rode for the queen formed an honor guard before playing the national anthem.

“She has been breeding horses for over 60 years. She knows all the bloodlines and has won a lot of races and is very knowledgeable,” said Frankie Dettori, who lined part of the track with fellow jockeys.

“I’m sure he’ll find TV today and watch it live because Derby loves it so much,” he added.

It was the second time in so many days that the Queen’s mobility problems had deprived the crowds of the opportunity to see her.

On Friday, the Queen missed a special Thanksgiving service in her honor at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Palace officials said she had experienced “some discomfort” the day before at events that included waving to huge crowds at Buckingham Palace.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were among the nearly 50 members of the royal family who met in St. Petersburg on Friday. Paul to honor the absent head of state. It was the couple’s first public appearance in the United Kingdom since giving up royal duties two years ago and moving to California.

In addition to attending Friday’s service, the couple have remained out of attention. Their two children, Archie and Lilibet, who were one Saturday, have not yet appeared during this trip. A spokesman for the couple said they spent the day “privately” and did not join about 30 other members of the royal family at Saturday’s concert.

Meanwhile, other members of the royal family traveled to Wales and Northern Ireland as part of celebrations throughout the United Kingdom

William and his wife Kate brought two of their three children – 8-year-old Prince George and 7-year-old Princess Charlotte – to Cardiff Castle in Wales before a solo concert at the castle grounds in honor of the Queen.

The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited a 1950s-long seaside pilgrimage in Belfast. Edward tried to pull out a pint of Guinness at the restaurant, while Sophie attended a dance show from the 1950s and 1960s.


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