Everything you need to know about Queen's Platinum Jubilee concert with Charles and William to pay tribute with 22k fans

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 70 years on the throne – though whether the monarch herself will be there remains unclear.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also likely to be absent from the event – instead celebrating their daughter Lilibet's first birthday privately at Windsor.

But Wills and Charles – both future kings – are preparing to take centre stage in front of a 22,000-strong crowd outside Buckingham Palace on day three of the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

The father and son will speak separately in honour of the Queen, 96, towards the end of the BBC's open-air show.

Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys and Hans Zimmer are among the acts gearing up to entertain audiences.


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The incredible line-up also includes George Ezra, Craig David, and Eurovision 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder.

Roman Kemp and Kirsty Young are hosting, with help from guest presenters Jermaine Jenas, Gethin Jones, Carol Kirkwood and Holly Hamilton.

It is thought unlikely Her Majesty will be there in person, but confirmation of any movements will be released later today.

She skipped yesterday's Service of Thanksgiving after experiencing "discomfort" during Trooping the Colour, before later pulling out of today's Epsom Derby.

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However, the avid racegoer will be glued to the TV, watching the developments from Windsor.

Jubilee celebrations at the course will still go ahead as planned, with the Princess Royal expected to represent her mother.

Later, thousands will gather on The Mall to try to catch a glimpse of the Party at the Palace action.

The spectacle will be set on three stages in front of the Queen's London residence.

Queen + Lambert will kick things off, 20 years after Brian May opened the Golden Jubilee celebrations from the Palace rooftop.

And soul legend Ross will close the two-and-a-half hour show with her first UK live performance in 15 years.

Stars including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham and Stephen Fry will also feature, as well as a specially recorded performance from Sir Elton John.

The evening will highlight global themes that have emerged or evolved during the Queen's reign, including British and Commonwealth contributions in the fields of fashion, sport, the environment, pop music and theatre.

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Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will make a special appearance, as well as performances from the casts of West End shows The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

It kicks off at 7.30pm and while tickets have been snapped up, viewers at home can watch it all unfold on BBC One.

Who is on the Party at the Palace line-up?

  • Diana Ross
  • Queen + Adam Lambert
  • Alicia Keys
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Ella Eyre
  • Craig David
  • Mabel
  • Elbow
  • George Ezra
  • Duran Duran
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Mimi Webb
  • Jax Jones
  • Celeste
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Sigala
  • Diversity
  • Sam Ryder
  • Sir Elton John

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