It was a truly specatular night for the Diamond Jubilee concert. And after the rain fell on the Thames Pageant, the sun came out and more than 500,000 lined the streets, filling up the Mall and around 10,000 lucky ticket holders packed into the stage created in front of Buckingham Palace. Seated in the Royal Box,were Kate and Willam along with Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as well as several others. And although the Queen joined the group at around 21:30, Prince Philip was not by her side since he had been taken into hospital earlier on Monday afternoon due to a bladder infection. However, the rest of the royal party looked to be getting into the spirit of the event, waving flags and singing along to the music.
Dress image via asos
And for the occasion, Kate wore a dress by UK High Street brand, Whistles. It's called the Bella Body Conscious Dress in Multipetal Print and was from a previous collection, perhaps 2011 or earlier. As well as via Whistles, it was originally available via asos and was priced at $260.93/ £150. The Palace released the designer info but thanks to My Small Obsessions for her speedy work in finding the specific dress on Twitter. Here's the fabric pattern in close-up for a bit more detail:
Image via asos.com
As yet, I don't have any close-ups of Kate' Alexander McQueen jacket but the Palace gave this designer info. The concert kicked off with Robbie Williams who performed his hit 'Let Me Entertain You'.
He went on to be followed by a line-up and hit parade that would leave me, and, I'm presumming, viewers elsewhere, breathless. Jessie J and Will.I.AM followed by event organiser duetted with Cheryl Cole, Grace Jones hula-hooped her way through Slave To The Rhythm and Tom Jones proved why he is deserves to be called a legend with his performance. Opera was represented by Alfie Bow and Renee Fleming who sang from a Buckingham Palace balcony. And if that wasn't enough, Buckingham Palace itself became an amazing back-drop for the event, as a light display and images were projected onto it as darkness fell for the later performances.
Image via @hellomag on Twitter
Hearts and bows are the theme during the performance by Madness who sang from the roof of the Palace:
Before Stevie Wonder and Sir Paul McCartney wrapped up the concert as images of candles flickering were projected on Buckingham Palace. And then it was time for fireworks and union jacks, red, white and blue. Phew, what a night and I can safely say, I've never seen a concert like it.