Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The capital's Jubilee celebrations continue with a Royal picnic at Buckingham Palace followed by the Diamond Jubilee Concert. Yesterday hundreds of thousands of people lined the Thames to watch the Jubilee Flotilla.

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The Dunkirk 'little ships' unite once again

Among the thousands of boats that took part in the Jubilee Pageant, were the little ships used during the evacuation of Dunkirk. No strangers to national service, the boats were used in 1940 to rescue British and French servicemen from the frontline during World War Two.

Their owners have been talking to Marcus Powell about their role in yesterday's historic event.


Duke of Edinburgh taken to hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh at Epsom with the Queen Credit: Reuters

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said have confirmed.

Philip, 90, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle earlier today as a precautionary measure.

He will remain in hospital under observation for a few days, a palace spokeswoman said.The news was released just hours before the Diamond Jubilee concert was due to begin in front of Buckingham palace.

Fans hoping Prince Harry makes surprise appearance

Royal watchers are hoping that Prince Harry will make a surprise appearance on stage tonight for his grandmother the Queen during a star-studded concert in her honour.

Take That star Gary Barlow, who has helped to organise the event, did not quash the rumour when asked if the royal would play the tambourine for the crowds, saying "we'll see".

Prince Harry meet Gary Barlow in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of his Diamond Jubilee tour Credit: PA

He added: "There's a few surprises tonight, I think you've all been staring up on the roof there, there is an act on the roof, there are a few surprises to come so we'll see."

Harry played the instrument on the Diamond Jubilee track Sing, written by Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber, which will be played tonight.

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