Beatrice and Eugenie attend Buckingham Palace Platinum Jubilee party

Party princesses! Beatrice is chic in a £795 frock from favourite label Vampire’s Wife while Eugenie stuns in a fitted white dress as they join their husbands at Buckingham Palace

  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were among the royal family members attending the Jubilee party tonight
  • Concert was the highlight of the third day of public events to mark Queen’s record-breaking Platinum Jubilee 
  • Pictures showed long, snaking queues with fans enjoying the festive atmosphere in the capital this evening

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie led the royal arrivals at the Buckingham Palace Platinum Jubilee party this evening.

The two royal sisters, daughters of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, arrived at the star-studded event with their husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank.

Both couples looked stylish, with the royals donning sleek dresses. Beatrice, 33, opted for a £795 navy corduroy frock with three-quarter length sleeve with a frill detail from The Vampire’s Wife.

Meanwhile, Eugenie 32, opted for a white dress featuring a blue, white and red trim, in a nod to the Union Jack colours. Their husbands opted for dapper suits.

They were among a number of Royal family members who were out in force this evening along with tens of thousands of fans at the star-studded Party at the Palace event.

Tonight’s concert was set to be the highlight of the third day of public events to mark the 96-year-old monarch’s record-breaking Platinum Jubilee with 22,000 people set to attend in person outside Buckingham Palace.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attended tonight’s concert with their husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie was seen beaming as she waved to crowds at the star-studded event, accompanied by her husband Jack Brooksbank

Among the royal attendees at Saturday’s star-studded live Jubilee concert, staged in front of Buckingham Palace, were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince Charles and Prince William will take centre stage in front of a crowd of 22,000 to pay tribute to the Queen during the star-studded Jubilee concert. 

The father and son – both future kings – spoke separately in honour of the monarch towards the end of the BBC’s open-air Party at the Palace show, staged in the front of Buckingham Palace.

Clarence House and Kensington Palace announced both Charles and William would address the crowds at the high profile event, which falls on the third evening of the four-day Jubilee festivities.  

But Harry and Meghan, whose daughter Lilibet is celebrating her first birthday, were not among those in the royal box.

A spokesperson for the couple, who stepped down as senior royals in 2020, said they were spending the day privately.

Others out in force to watch acts including Diana Ross and Alicia Keys were the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, and the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, as well as Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.

Buzzing atmosphere: Crowd arriving before the start of the Platinum Party at the Palace in the front of Buckingham Palace

Excited ticket-holders queued for up to 12 hours before tonight’s star-studded Platinum Party at the Palace, enjoying a festive atmosphere despite the long wait. Pictured: The crowd arriving before the start of the Platinum Party at the Palace

Members of the public on The Mall before the start of the Platinum Party at the Palace in front of Buckingham Palace, London

Ahead of the event, partygoers had described ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’, ‘an honour’ and ‘a dream come true’ to be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at a Buckingham Palace party.

The line-up: Who is performing at the star-studded Platinum Party at the Palace? 

The star-studded line-up for this evening’s Party at the Palace is as follows:

Queen + Adam Lambert

Jax Jones

Mabel

Stefflon Don

Elbow

Craig David

George Ezra

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber

Mimi Webb

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Sir Elton John

Diversity

Sam Ryder

Sir Rod Stewart

Andrea Bocelli

Duran Duran

Nile Rodgers

Alicia Keys

Hans Zimmer

Celeste

Sigala & Ella Eyre

Mica Paris

Diana Ross

Some 22,000 people marked the historic occasion outside the royal residence beneath overcast skies in central London – but the quintessentially British summertime weather has not dampened spirits.

Crowds had eagerly awaited the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, who are due to speak at Party at the Palace before stars including rock band Queen, Diana Ross and George Ezra perform from 8pm.

Aisha Kasim, 37, described being at the event as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’.

University learning support worker Ms Kasim travelled to the palace concert with her mother Mae Kasim, a retired teacher, from their home in Aberdeen.

Aisha, who was wearing a Scottish flag, told the PA news agency: ‘I think it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I think it’s the sort of thing that we probably won’t see again any time soon.

‘(The Queen) is our longest-serving monarch, she’s done amazing all these years, so it’s just great to come along for the party and to make the journey from Scotland.

‘We flew all the way from the other side of the country for this so we’re happy to be here.’

‘I’m actually from Nigeria as well, I’m Nigerian-Scottish, and Nigeria was an ex British colony, so I’ve grown up my while life with that,’ she added.

Lucy Morris, 39, and her son Lucas Wainwright, 14, travelled from Durham in north-east England for the concert.

Both were wearing Union Jack wigs and face paint, and the teenager described being at the event as ‘the best thing of my life’.

Lucas, who had also swapped his prosthetic leg to a ‘Jubilee-style leg’ patterned with Union Jacks for the occasion, told the PA news agency: ‘It’s an honour to be here. I’m looking forward to seeing the royals come out.

‘They’re connected to God, they’re here to lead us as a country, as a nation. I think that’s very important.’

Paying homage to the rock band Queen who will be performing at the concert, Ms Morris said: ‘He’s hoping to see the Queen, whereas I’m hoping to see the other Queen.’

Lincolnshire couple Mandy and Malcolm Tipple were among those wearing Union Jack flags and matching face paint for the occasion. Mr Tipple, 65, told PA: ‘It’s fantastic. I’m ex-military and I’ve followed the Queen all my life.’

Mrs Tipple, 59, added: ‘I’m just proud to be British, so to be here for this is a dream come true.’ Meanwhile, millions more are expected to watch the concert from their homes via BBC One.

Queen, whose guitarist Brian May performed on Buckingham Palace roof for the last Party at the Palace in 2002, will be joined by singer Adam Lambert, while Eurovision star Sam Ryder will also take to the stage.

Sir Elton John is featuring in a pre-recorded performance, and live performances were also given by Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, and Elbow.

British household names including Sir David Attenborough, David Beckham, Stephen Fry and US Open winner Emma Raducanu are also marking the historic occasion.

Brian May, Adam Lambert and Roger Taylor of Queen attend the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace this evening

George Ezra hailed the Queen’s 70-year reign as sovereign as ‘admirable’ and ‘mindblowing’ ahead of performing this evening

Eurovision star Sam Ryder has said the manner in which the Queen carries herself ‘reminds us that strength can be gentle’

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