Latest news on the Diamond Jubilee, which celebrates 60 years of the Queen's reign. The anniversary of the Queen's accession in February kick started a year of celebration, with the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend in June as the national focus.
Crowds gather outside St Paul's Cathedral before the Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession as the Duke of Edinburgh recovers from a bladder infection.
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THE Queen took her seat in the royal box for her star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert, but was without the Duke of Edinburgh who was taken to hospital with a bladder infection.
The musical tribute to the Queen was been overshadowed by the announcement, made a few hours before the show began, that Philip had been taken ill.
Philip was said to be “disappointed” at not being able to attend the show, featuring some of the biggest names in pop.
Sir Paul McCartney, who closed the concert with three songs, wished the Duke well, saying: “We all send our best wishes for a speedy recovery. I hear he’s not too bad.”
Take that star Robbie Williams opened the show by belting out one of his biggest hits, the aptly-named Let Me Entertain You.
Performers from the present generation also appeared on stage – William Jessie J, JLS and Ed Sheeran.
But it was the veterans Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones who got the crowds on their feet with renditions of classic songs from their repertoire.
Organizers said days before the concert that the Queen would take her seat at around 9pm.
She arrived wearing a stunning cocktail dress of gold lame designed by Angela Kelly under a dark cape.