Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert: sneak peek behind-the-scenes

There’s just hours to go till the Diamond Jubilee Concert takes place outside Buckingham Palace tonight, and the countdown is on to ensure everything is quite simply fit for a Queen.

Gary Barlow, who has helped organise the music spectacular, has been keeping the nation updated via Twitter, recently commenting: “Paul McCartney is rehearsing! Feel like a complete beginner ! #totallegend.”

Joining Sir Paul on stage tonight will be acts including Jessie J, Robbie Williams, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue, JLS and Ed Sheeran.

Gary is said to be performing an Xtra special duet with Cheryl Cole, before taking to the stage with the Military Wives and the Commonwealth Band to perform Jubilee single Sing – a real treat for the Queen, who thinks the track is “great.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, are particularly excited about the show, as they are massive music fans and Kate loves Take That, while Harry has a not-so-secret crush on a certain Miss Cole.

The concert promises to be one of the highlights of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, with thousands expected to attend and millions around the globe set to tune is as it's broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC Radio 2 from 7.30.

Last month, Gary gave fans a taster of what we can expect, saying: “You've certainly never seen Buckingham Palace look like it's going to look on the 4th of June before.

"We're doing lots of projection onto the palace, from 9.15, but up until then we've got the most famous historic building in the world as our backdrop.

"We've got fireworks, we've got someone performing on the roof. It's going to be an amazing night.” Enjoy!

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