Diana Ross Closes Platinum Party and Urges the Public to Thank the Queen for Her Service

Diana Ross closed the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace concert by urging onlookers to thank the Queen for her services.

Introduced by comedian Lee Mack, the 78-year-old soul singer took the stage dressed in a white and black layered voluminous dress with silver jewelry.

She delivered a selection of her hit songs, which started with Chain Reaction when an image of a disco ball was projected onto Buckingham Palace.

The soul singer played a selection of her hits to close out the concert (Victoria Jones/PA)

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The singer followed the performance by delivering a message for the Queen, saying: “Hello, from all the people here tonight and millions of people watching around the world, we have one simple message for you: thank you.”

She then sang her song Thank You as projections of the words “Thank You” and “Love” flashed onto the palace behind her.

Ross closed the set with No Mountain High Enough accompanied by a choir and orchestra.

The projection was changed to that of a Union Jack during the song when the Prince of Wales was seen clapping while the Duchess of Cornwall waved a flag.

At the end of the song she said, “I admire you, Your Majesty.

Diana Ross thanked the Queen for her services at the end of her performance (Jacob King/PA)

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“I am so proud and happy to be here to share this evening with you, and I know you all feel the same.”

She closed the show by calling on everyone in the audience to shout “thank you” to the Queen, followed by a round of applause.

Held outside Buckingham Palace, the special anniversary event also featured a star-studded lineup that included performances from the likes of Duran Duran, Craig David, Alicia Keys and Sir Rod Stewart.

Queen + Adam Lambert opened the concert with a selection of their classic hits, including We Will Rock You, Don’t Stop Me Now and We Are The Champions.

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