Footage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012, which featured live performances from the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John and Robbie Williams, has started to recirculate following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The UK’s longest-reigning monarch passed away yesterday (September 8) at her Balmoral estate in Scotland, aged 96.
As tributes continue to be paid to the Queen, footage of memorable moments from across her reign are being broadcast on TV networks and online.
Footage of the star-studded Diamond Jubilee Concert, which took place outside Buckingham Palace in central London on June 4, 2012 to mark the Queen’s 60th year on the throne, is one such moment being remembered.
McCartney closed the show with a short set that included ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Let It Be’, ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’.
You can see official BBC footage of the concert-ending firework display below.
McCartney was among a host of famous names to pay tribute to the Queen following the news of her death yesterday, writing: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II[.] May she rest in peace[.] Long live The King.”
“She was an inspiring presence to be around — I’ve been around her and she was fantastic,” John told the crowd. “She led the country though some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine care and warmth.”