Prince Charles thanks Queen for 'selfless service' at Platinum Jubilee show
- Prince of Wales paid tribute to his mother at the Platinum Jubilee event
- The Queen did not attend the show due to “episodic mobility issues”
- The event was packed with an audience of 22,000 people
The Prince of Wales paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as he took the stage at the Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday.
Addressing the 96-year-old monarch as "mummy", Charles said, "You laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, have been there for us, for these 70 years,” adding that serving Britain’s people is what "gets my mother up in the morning.”
Prince Charles also commented on the "outpouring of warmth and affection over the Jubilee weekend".
"On behalf of us all, I wanted to pay my own tribute to your lifetime of selfless service,” he said in his tribute, according to BBC.
The 73-year-old also praised his mother’s "strength” after the death of his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died of old age last year.
"My papa would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all you continue to do for your country and your people," he said.
As a projector displayed images of the Queen, Charles said, "These pictures on your house are the story of your life - and ours.
"So, Your Majesty, that is why we all say: 'Thank you"," he concluded.
The clip featured the monarch giggling as she sat across the fictional bear at her tea table. She then opened her purse to reveal the bear’s favourite food item kept inside it- a marmalade sandwich.
Also Read: What is Trooping the Colour ceremony?
The concert, packed with an audience of 22,000 people, consisted of several performances from artists including Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys and Elton John.
After two and a half hours, the show was closed by Diana Ross, who delivered a live performance in the United Kingdom for the first time in 15 years.