Prince Charles pays tribute to the queen’s “lifetime of selfless service” The platinum jubilee of a queen

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the Queen – and environmental activists around the world – in a concert at Buckingham Palace.

Speaking on the third day of a four-day celebration to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee at the BBC. Platinum Party at the PalacePrince Charles began his address “Your Majesty, Mother.”

Thanking the Queen for “a lifetime of dedicated service,” he told her during the television concert, “You keep making history.”

Referring to her absence from the festivities, after she reportedly experienced “some discomfort” during a troupe of color on Thursday, he said: “Maybe we should celebrate that Derby winner tonight … next year maybe?”

“But,” he added, addressing the audience, “I know what really wakes my mother up in the morning is you all – watching at home. Represented here tonight in this large audience.”

The late Prince Philip, the “strength and permanence” of the queen, said that he “longed for this evening, but I am sure he is here in spirit … My dad would enjoy the show and join us wholeheartedly to celebrate all that you continue to do. your country and your people. “

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“Your Majesty, you have been with us in our difficult times. And you join us in celebrating moments of pride, joy and happiness, ”he added.

“You met us and talked to us. You laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us, during these 70 years. You promised to serve your whole life – you keep delivering. That’s why we’re here. ”

He spoke about the background to projections, understood as chosen by Charles himself, of the Queen from historic moments – including the 1996 state visit of Nelson Mandela and the handshake of Martin McGuinness, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in 2012.

Earlier in the night, William called for urgent action to save the planet.

He paid tribute to the environmental work of his father and grandfather, broadcaster David Attenborough, environmentalists Rachel Carson, Wangari Maathai and Sunita Narain and “an amazing and united generation of young people around the world”.

“Congratulations to all of them – they will not accept the status quo, they will not accept that change is too difficult to deliver. We’ve never had so much power to change big things before, ”he said.

His grandmother, he said, has been living for nearly a century. “At that time, humanity benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific successes,” he added.

Crowds line the Mall in London in front of Buckingham Palace during the concert.
Crowds line the Mall in London in front of Buckingham Palace during the concert. Photo: Dominic Lipinski / PA

“And while those successes have increased our awareness of the impact humans have on our world, our planet has become more fragile.

“Today, in 2022 – as the queen celebrates her platinum jubilee – the urgent need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent.”

But, like the Queen, he said, “I am an optimist.”

“Tonight has been full of such optimism and joy – and there is hope. Together, if we take advantage of the best of humanity and restore our planet, we will protect it for our children, for our grandchildren and for future generations.”

His speech was followed by a performance by Hans Zimmer and an orchestra of a rearranged version of the Planet Earth II series, a performance of the Royal Ballet and a recording of the Queen speaking about the planet during her Christmas message in 1989 and at Cop26 last year.

It was followed by a performance by Celeste with Zimmer from What a Wonderful World.

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