Queen Elizabeth II Smiled As She Took Her Place For A Star-Studded Diamond Jubilee

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II smiled as she took her abode for a star-studded design ceremony concert on Monday in advanced of Buckingham Palace, admitting her husband's abrupt hospitalisation.

The 86-year-old sovereign, cutting a atramentous cape with gold buttons, drew a huge acclamation as she accustomed for the additional bisected of the concert.

She was escorted into the aristocratic box by her son and beneficiary Prince Charles as her accompaniment Prince Philip was beforehand taken to hospital as a basic admeasurement with a float infection.

He is to absence the blow of the ceremony celebrations appearance her 60 years on the throne.

The autocrat coiled to the crowds as she took her seat.

The concert, in balmy black sunshine, kicked off with fireworks and an active accomplishment from Robbie Williams that got the crowds rocking.

After an aperture blast of pyrotechnics and music from a aggressive band, beaming in their scarlet tunics and bearskin hats, Williams jumped out from abaft to accompany them for a high-octane arrangement of his song "Let Me Entertain You".

The concert, put calm by Take That brilliant Gary Barlow and staged on the Queen Victoria Memorial in advanced of Buckingham Palace, was actuality watched by added than 10,000 advantageous admission holders in acting stands, and tens of bags added on The Mall.

The august avenue to the alcazar was a sea of Union Jack flags, with bodies adequate the gig on behemothic screens.

Senior associates of the aristocratic ancestors were in the stands, including Prince William, his wife Catherine and brother Prince Harry. Prime Minister David Cameron and Anglican baton Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, were additionally in the aristocratic box.

Brian May, who kicked off the 2002 Golden Ceremony pop concert by assuming "God Save the Queen" on the alcazar roof, was additionally in the stands.

After Williams alternate to accessible the additional half, the abutting accomplishment was "Sing" - distinctively accounting by Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber and featuring artists from beyond the Commonwealth.

Following a army beachcomber from the aback of The Mall to the front, Welsh diva Shirley Bassey performed "Diamonds are Forever", afore Australian brilliant Kylie Minogue took to the stage.

Elton John appeared in a sparkling blush anorak to accomplish "I'm Still Standing", "Your Song" and "Crocodile Rock".

"Your Majesty, congratulations on an absurd achievement," he said.

Comedian Jimmy Carr told the crowd: "She's been alive endlessly for 60 years. Even now her assignment agenda would put any of us to shame.

"I anticipate there's a assignment actuality for all of us: you've got to plan for your retirement.

"She's 86 and she's had to hire out her advanced drive to Gary Barlow to put on a concert."

Earlier, afterwards Williams got the affair started, Grace Jones, 64, performed "Slave to the Rhythm" in a baking artificial accouterments and kept a hula bandage activity throughout.

She concluded her accomplishment by bellowing: "We adulation you! Happy birthday, our queen."

Cliff Richard, 71, who has had hits throughout the queen's reign, performed a assortment of his songs, while Tom Jones angled off the aboriginal bisected with a Latin-themed adaptation of "Delilah".

Annie Lennox wore a big brace of white angel wings.

Beatles brilliant Paul McCartney, who is on the concert bill, paid accolade to the queen's years of service.

"Sixty years of Her Majesty's reign, and we're all actuality accepting a affair and bodies all over Britain and all over the apple are adulatory this woman," the charlatan told the BBC.

"She's alone one woman afterwards all, but what a abundant woman, what a absurd job she's done."

Out on The Mall, Pauline Copus and a accumulation of 20 ancestors associates were accepting a miniature artery party, complete with a table, tablecloth, jugs of Pimm's and "coronation cakes".

They had abounding all the weekend's celebrations, including the Epsom Derby contest on Saturday and Sunday's river pageant.

"We adulation the aristocratic family," Copus told

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