Star-studded Jubilee concert

The Prince of Wales has paid an emotional tribute to the Queen at a concert outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

A host of musical stars took part including Gary Barlow, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Tom Jones.

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Prince Charles pays heartfelt tribute to 'Her Majesty....Mummy'

The Prince of Wales paid a heartfelt tribute to the Queen after the Diamond Jubilee concert and also remembered the Duke of Edinburgh ill in hospital.

The prince told hundreds of thousands of people who had gathered to watch the star-studded event that they were "celebrating the life and service of a very special person".

But he also spoke of a disappointing element to the evening:

"The only sad thing about this evening is that my father cannot be her with us because unfortunately he's been taken unwell."

Confusion as concert stars wish Queen happy birthday on wrong day

A spokeswoman at Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen's official birthday is on June 16th this year.

There was some confusion as Diamond Jubilee concert acts Grace Jones, Stevie Wonder and all used their performances this evening to wish the Queen a happy birthday.


Prince Charles' speech to Her Majesty

Prince Charles is giving a speech to his mother to mark the end of the Diamond Jubilee concert:

Your Majesty, I'm sure you want me to thank on your behalf all the wonderful people who made tonight possible. The performers, the comedians who made those jolly good jokes ... and above all the technicians, all 600 of them.

The only sad thing about this evening is that my father couldn't be here ... but ladies and gentlemen, if we shout loud enough he might just hear us in hospital.

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