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."
Picnickers are enjoying a Heston Blumenthal feast in the Buckingham Palace Gardens before the Diamond Jubilee concert.
The Queen watched a star-studded Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday evening.
Here are some of the best pictures from the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.