Queen Elizabeth made a shock look in a comedic sketch involving the beloved Paddington Bear to start out off the Platinum Jubilee live performance. Within the hilarious skit, the monarch sat throughout from the animated character as they deliberate to share a pot of tea.
“Thanks for having me. I do hope you’ll have a beautiful Jubilee,” Paddington stated, politely beginning out the formal dialog. “Tea?” The Queen responded earlier than the bear instantly grabbed the kettle and commenced chugging it unprompted. Upon realizing his mistake, he supplied the remainder to the her majesty, solely to comprehend that the pot was virtually empty.
To compensate, he then unexpectedly pulled out a marmalade sandwich out of his hat. “I at all times maintain one for emergencies,” he commented. Then, in a whimsical twist, the 96-year-old mimicked his actions. “So do I,” she quipped, reaching for her purse. “I maintain mine in right here.”
As the group started to erupt in cheers, signaling that the live performance was about to start out, Paddington tipped his hat, honoring Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign. “Completely happy Jubilee, ma’am. And thanks for the whole lot.” Whereas “We Will Rock You” by Queen performed within the background, the 2 then tapped alongside to the beat with their teacups in a sentimental second.
What occurred subsequent was an electrifying efficiency from Queen + Adam Lambert, who additionally did renditions of different hits akin to “We Are The Champions” and “Don’t Cease Me Now.” Alicia Keys additionally made an look on the live performance, belting out her signature songs akin to “Superwoman” and “Woman On Fireplace,” whereas effortlessly enjoying the piano.
To shut out the four-day occasion, Motown legend Diana Ross then took the stage, her first time performing in England since 2007. There, she crooned over soulful refrain members whereas singings the tunes “Chain Response,” “Thank You,” and at last, “Ain’t No Mountain Excessive Sufficient.”
Different well-known artists performing throughout the thrilling evening have been Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Duran Duran. The occasion was assist for a whopping 22,000 viewers members, and came about on the iconic Buckingham Palace.