PRINCE William and Charles will pay tribute to the Queen at tonight’s star-studded party at the Palace.
Millions are expected to tune in to the concert celebrating Her Majesty’s 70th anniversary on the throne – though it remains unclear whether the monarch herself will be there.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also unlikely to be at the event – instead celebrating their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday privately in Windsor.
But Wills and Charles – both future royals – are preparing to take center stage in front of a crowd of 22,000 outside Buckingham Palace on day three of the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Father and son will speak separately towards the end of the BBC’s open-air show in honor of the Queen, 96.
Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys and Hans Zimmer are among the acts preparing to entertain audiences.
The incredible line-up also includes George Ezra, Craig David and Eurovision 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder.
Roman Kemp and Kirsty Young will moderate with the help of guest presenters Jermaine Jenas, Gethin Jones, Carol Kirkwood and Holly Hamilton.
It is considered unlikely that Her Majesty will be there in person, but confirmation of any moves will be released later today.
She skipped yesterday’s Thanksgiving service after experiencing “discomfort” during Trooping the Color before later withdrawing from tonight’s Epsom Derby.
However, the enthusiastic race visitor is glued in front of the television and follows the developments from Windsor.
The anniversary celebrations at the course will continue as planned, with the Princess Royal expected to represent her mother.
Later, thousands will gather at The Mall for a glimpse of the Party at the Palace action.
The spectacle takes place on three stages in front of the Queen’s London residence.
Queen + Lambert will kick off 20 years after Brian May opened the Golden Jubilee celebrations on the palace roof.
And soul legend Ross will close out the two-and-a-half-hour show with her first live performance in the UK in 15 years.
Stars including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham and Stephen Fry will also be featured, as well as a specially recorded performance by Sir Elton John.
The evening will highlight global issues that arose or developed during the Queen’s reign, including British and Commonwealth contributions in fashion, sport, the environment, popular music and theatre.
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will have a special appearance, as well as performances by the cast of West End shows The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
It starts at 7.30pm and while tickets have been bought viewers at home can watch it all unfold on BBC One.
Who is in the Party at the Palace cast?
- Diana Ross
- Queen + Adam Lambert
- Alicia Keys
- Hans Zimmer
- Ella Eyre
- George Ezra
- duran duran
- Andrea Bocelli
- Mimi Webb
- Jax Jones
- Nile Rodgers
- Sam Ryder
- Mr Elton John
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