On Saturday, members of the royal family appeared at the Epsom Downs racetrack, where they watched the 243rd edition of the famous Derby horse race.  Later In the evening the “Platinium Party at The Palace” took place, it was a musical moment to celebrate an extraordinary jubilee. Tens of thousands of Brits and tourists from all over the world gathered in front of Buckingham Palace.

Due to the fact that Elizabeth II was not present at the event, the full attention was focused on Prince Charles and the younger generation of royals. The event was attended by many members of the royal family, led by the heir to the throne Prince Charles and his wife Princess Camilla, as well as Prince William and Princess Kate and the children who had stolen the entire show. However, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan weren’t there. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship with some members of the Royal Family remains “very, very frosty” despite snaps of them interacting with royals at the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Harry and Meghan returned to the UK for the celebrations on June 1, but as non-working royals, the couple were excluded from making a public balcony appearance with the likes of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

During the concert, Prince Charles paid tribute to the queen.  The heir to the throne addressed her from the stage with the word “mommy”. The whole speech was moving and the crowd absolutely adored it.

At the beginning of the concert, we got a dose of British humor – Elizabeth II received a cup of tea at the palace with Paddington Bear!  Soon after, Queen + Adam Lambert entered the stage and amused the audience with “We Will Rock You”. They were accompanied by drummers from the Royal Marines with snare drums.

Alicia Keys astonished the audience after she sang “Empire State of Mind”, which tells about New York. Before the song, however, she mentioned that the British capital always reminds her of New York.  Later, she likely noticed the audience’s confusion and changed New York to London in the text.

Next, the taped performance of “Your Song” played by Elton John in one of the rooms of Windsor Castle was broadcast, and at the end of the song, a huge corgi dog made by floating drones appeared above the palace!


BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022


Article written by Hanna Fijałkowska from class 3k, edited by Ms Kossak-Wąchała.