Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Queen minus Philip for Jubilee concert

There was a star-studded international cast and the flag-waving fanfare of an adoring public, but it was a subdued Queen who attended a Diamond Jubilee concert in her honour, without her devoted consort.

As Prince Philip recuperated in hospital just a few kilometres away receiving treatment for a bladder infection, the Queen was a late arrival for today's concert outside the front gates of Buckingham Palace, part of the celebrations for her 60-year reign.

"The only sad thing about this evening is that my father couldn't be here with us because unfortunately he has taken unwell," Prince Charles told the crowd.

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