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Adam Lambert and Queen kick off highly anticipated Platinum Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace

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The BBC’s Party at the Palace kicked off Saturday night with a spectacular performance by Adam Lambert and Queen.

Taking the place of lead singer Freddie Mercury, Adam appeared onstage in front of a row of Palace officials playing drums and began singing We Will Rock You out for their opening number.

It came 20 years after guitarist Brian May performed God Save The Queen on the roof of Buckingham Palace during a 2002 Golden Jubilee show.

Amazing: The BBC’s Party at the Palace kicked off Saturday night with a spectacular performance by Adam Lambert and Queen

The singer, 40, showed off his sensational sense of style in a baggy black jacket embellished with gold stitching, which he paired with black trousers and a shirt as he took the stage.

During their opening track, Brian May incredibly appeared from behind a gold stage on a huge platform rocking the guitar solo while Roger Taylor put on an incredible show behind the drums.

After getting off to a rocking start, they sang Don’t Stop Me Now to the crowd of 22,000 applauding and cheering before releasing We Are The Champions.

The lineup also includes Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, Bond composer Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra.

Dashing: Queen's Brian May, Adam Lambert and Roger Taylor put on a classy show as they arrived on the star-studded red carpet

Dashing: Queen’s Brian May, Adam Lambert and Roger Taylor put on a classy show as they arrived on the star-studded red carpet

Before the concert, the Queen hilariously presented a sketch featuring the popular children’s character Paddington Bear, following her 007 sketch at the 2012 London Olympics.

The adorable moment saw Her Majesty enjoying tea and cake with Paddington, who wished her a “happy anniversary” and thanked her before the show started.

Prior to the anniversary celebration, a beautiful montage was broadcast featuring celebrities paying tribute to Her Majesty as they marked her 70th anniversary.

In a speech to the Queen, Dolly Parton said: “Thank you for being wonderful, you’ve been a shining diamond in this world for so long and everyone loves you, and I love you.”

While Michael Buble added: ‘I want to wish Your Majesty and family so much love.’

Funny: Before the concert started, the Queen hilariously presented a skit with the popular children's character Paddington Bear, after her 007 sketch at the 2012 London Olympics

Funny: Before the concert started, the Queen hilariously presented a skit with the popular children’s character Paddington Bear, after her 007 sketch at the 2012 London Olympics

Sweet: The adorable moment Her Majesty enjoyed tea and cake with Paddington, wishing her a

Sweet: The adorable moment Her Majesty enjoyed tea and cake with Paddington, wishing her a “Happy Anniversary” and thanking her before the show started

And Geri Halliwell gushed: “Our Queen, kind, loving, strong, serving our country, the Commonwealth, uniting us all, always putting others before yourself, you are truly inspiring inside and out, we love you.”

In a separate segment, Shirley Ballas paid tribute to the Queen while sweetly calling the monarch the “embodiment of girl power.”

‘She has served our country for seventy years, she is the epitome of girl power to me! I think she has a really cheeky grin all the time and this great attitude that makes you feel comfortable,” she said. “I’m proud to be British because of her.”

George Ezra also admitted he was nervous before taking the stage for the highly anticipated Jubilee concert.

Prior to the anniversary celebration, a beautiful montage was broadcast featuring celebrities paying tribute to Her Majesty as they marked her 70th reign, with Dolly Parton sending her good wishes to the Queen

Prior to the anniversary celebration, a beautiful montage was broadcast featuring celebrities paying tribute to Her Majesty as they marked her 70th reign, with Dolly Parton sending her good wishes to the Queen

Amazing: Geri Halliwell gushed: 'Our queen, kind, loving, strong, serving our country, the Commonwealth, uniting us all, always putting others before yourself, you are truly inspiring inside and out, we love you'

Amazing: Geri Halliwell gushed: ‘Our queen, kind, loving, strong, serving our country, the Commonwealth, uniting us all, always putting others before yourself, you are truly inspiring inside and out, we love you’

“It didn’t really hit me until we got here. It’s a big problem,” he said. “We only play a small part in this big day.”

In a pre-performance interview, EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis reflected on Prince Charlies and Camilla visiting the soap opera’s set.

Rose, who won the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing with Giovanni Pernice, revealed that Camilla told her that she and her kids voted for her on the show every week.

Rose said, ‘The royal family is voting for me, that’s just crazy!’

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee enters its third day today with the Epsom Derby and Party At The Palace concert, featuring Diana Ross, Sir Rod Stewart, Sam Ryder and more.

Preparation: George Ezra also admitted he was nervous before taking the stage for the highly anticipated Jubilee concert

Preparation: George Ezra also admitted he was nervous before taking the stage for the highly anticipated Jubilee concert

Visit: In a pre-show interview, EastEnders' Rose Ayling-Ellis reflected on Prince Charlies and Camilla visiting the soap opera's set

Visit: In a pre-show interview, EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis reflected on Prince Charlies and Camilla visiting the soap opera’s set

Wow!  Rose, who won the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing with Giovanni Pernice, revealed that Camilla told her that she and her kids voted for her on the show every week.

Wow! Rose, who won the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing with Giovanni Pernice, revealed that Camilla told her that she and her kids voted for her on the show every week.

They are part of a series of major events planned for the four-day extravaganza, which kicked off Thursday with Trooping the Color and a breathtaking Flypas featuring 71 aircraft.

The celebration will conclude on Sunday with a special Pageant honoring the life of the country’s longest reigning monarch.

During Saturday’s concert, Charles and William prepare to pay public tribute to the Queen during the concert, who will be watching television from Windsor.

The evening will also feature sports figures and stars from the stage and screen.

Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds will all make an appearance.

Looks good: Jax Jones, 34, showed his quirky sense of style in a blue Louis Vuitton jacket and his signature fluffy top hat

Looks good: Jax Jones, 34, showed his quirky sense of style in a blue Louis Vuitton jacket and his signature fluffy top hat

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