LONDON (AP) — Two future monarchs are set to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a special concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Saturday, the third day of the platinum jubilee extravaganza marking her 70th reign.
Prince Charles and Prince William, the Queen’s son and grandson, will perform in front of an audience of 22,000 and millions more watching on TV. The event, featuring Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert and Alicia Keys, will take place in a temporary amphitheater built around the Victoria Memorial outside the palace.
The 96-year-old monarch is not expected to attend outdoor night events as rain is forecast. Mobility problems, which the palace describes as “episodic mobility problems,” have limited the Queen’s public appearances in recent months.
The Empress decided not to attend the Epsom Derby on Saturday, the second time in a few days, when her mobility problems made it impossible for the crowd to see her. On Friday, the Queen missed a special Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were among the nearly 50 members of the royal family who gathered to pay tribute to the absent head of state. It was their first public appearance in the UK since they stepped down from royal duties two years ago.
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