×
Prince Charles Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at Platinum Jubilee Concert | ‘Your Majesty, Mummy’

Prince Charles Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at Platinum Jubilee Concert | ‘Your Majesty, Mummy’

Prince Charles thanked her for her "lifetime of selfless service" and also paid a tribute to his father, Prince Philip.

Queen Elizabeth II has completed 70 years on the throne and on June 2 and 3, 2022, the whole of the UK came together to celebrate the historic milestone.

Prince Charles, too, paid tribute to the Queen at the Platinum Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace in London, according to Insider

"Your Majesty, mummy," Charles began before thanking her for her "lifetime of selfless service."

"You laugh and cry with us, and, most importantly, you have been there for us for these 70 years," he said. He went on to say that what "gets my mother up in the morning" are the people watching at home.

Charles, 73, is next in line for the throne, and he also paid his respects to his father, Prince Phillip, who passed away in April 2021 while honoring his mother.

The jubilee concert on June 4, 2022, had performances from artists including Queen, Elton John, and Diana Ross. But the 96-year-old monarch was unable to attend this concert in person. 

"Your "strength and stay" is much missed this evening but I am sure he is here in spirit," Charles said. "My papa would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all you continue to do for your country and your people."



 

 

Around 22,000 people attended the event, according to the BBC, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Queen could not attend several major Platinum Jubilee events that took place over the weekend after she experienced "some discomfort"  during her birthday parade on June 2, 2022.

However, the Queen was "thankful for how everything went" on her first day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, one of her right-hand men revealed. 

"She was really radiant and very, very happy," Bruno Peek, who organized the Jubilee's beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, told PEOPLE. "There is no doubt about that! Wouldn't you have had a good day if you'd had a third of a million people turn up for you?"

Even though Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was skipping a special service in her honor at St. Paul's Cathedral, she was in a good mood after the Trooping the Colour parade, where she even made a surprise appearance, Peek shared. 



 

 

"You could see she was happy — that was the main thing," Peek says.

"She has always been a beacon of light, a beacon of hope and a beacon of continuity, and the world came together to celebrate that last night. She seemed wonderful and full of joy. She has always had a wonderful sparkle in her eyes and a wonderful smile and that's what I got last night," he added, of the monarch. 

If it weren't for her mobility problems, the Queen would have attended every event, shared Peek. "She would have been there in spirit," Peek shared. "We all know she has a strong Christian faith."

"It's truly amazing that we have the longest-serving monarch in British history and nobody can do pomp and ceremony like this like we do."



 

 

References:

https://www.insider.com/prince-charles-paid-tribute-to-his-mummy-queen-elizabeth-at-jubilee-concert-2022-6

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-61689413

https://people.com/royals/queen-elizabeth-radiant-very-happy-after-first-day-of-platinum-jubilee-celebrations/

Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Frank Augstein - WPA Pool

Recommended for you