Queen and Adam Lambert performed a spectacular opening at Saturday's ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ in front of London's Buckingham Palace celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
Her Majesty even upstaged Queen a bit when they incorporated pre-shot footage of her and companion Paddington Bear tapping her teacup along to the beat of their opening song, "We Will Rock You."
That was one of three songs Queen performed, following it with "Don't Stop Me Now" and "We Are the Champions." Queen drummer Roger Taylor spoke about being a part of the huge event, saying, "This is unique, obviously. I mean 70 years as the sort of background, the rock, in everyone's life in this country. It is a helluva thing to be here."
Queen were followed by several other acts, including Elton John, who had pre-recorded his performance of "Your Song" at Windsor Castle, along with Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Alicia Keys, George Ezra and Diana Ross to close the event.
The Queen herself didn't attend because of ongoing "mobility issues.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]