Prince George was attending the Platinum Party that was part of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, and he sang along to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” which was performed by Rod Stewart. Prince George excitedly joined in during the song and sang along during the added portion of the tune.
Prince George Seemed to Have Fun During the Platinum Jubilee Concert
During the star-filled event at the Palace, the young royal wore a suit and tie for the concert special and sat next to his father, Prince William. Close by were his mom, Kate Middleton, and his sister, Princess Charlotte. All four swayed back and forth to the iconic song. 22,000 guests had also gathered outside of Buckingham Palace for the event to celebrate the contributions to fashion, sports, the environment, and music of the Commonwealth and the U.K. during the queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign.
The Queen Did Not Attend the Jubilee Concert but Watched it On TV
Queen Elizabeth II, who is currently 96, didn’t personally attend the concert because of her ongoing mobility issues. However, it was confirmed that she watched the festivities on TV in Windsor Castle. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also did not attend the Jubilee concert but spent the day privately, celebrating the first birthday of their daughter Lilibet Diana. Other royals were also at the Jubilee concert, including Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The event started with a humorous sketch that depicted Paddington Bear having tea with the Queen. In it, Paddington said he always carried a marmalade sandwich and the Queen quipped that she also had that habit, as she pulled one out of her handbag. The show was curated by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and in addition to Rod Stewart, it featured Queen and Adam Lambert who performed a rendition of “We Are the Champions.”
Rod Stewart Shared the Stage With Many Other Celebrities
The party also featured performances from Hans Zimmer, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Duran Duran, Diana Ross, and Andrea Bocelli. Lloyd Webber and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared in a special performance featuring guests from The Phantom of The Opera, Six, The Lion King, Hamilton, and more. The celebrity hosts who appeared via video or on stage included Sir David Attenborough, David Beckham, Dame Julie Andrews, and U.S. Open tennis champion Emma Raducanu.
The Jubilee concert stage was made of three other stages that were linked by walkways to create a 360-degree experience next to the Queen Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace. Alongside the stage, there was a set of 70 columns of light that were meant to represent each year of Queen Elizabeth II’s seven-decade reign.
SNL Parodies Parents Reacting to Their Kids Not Visiting for Christmas
Many will not be visiting their parents this Christmas, and that has resulted in tough conversations between kids and their parents. Naturally, SNL was right on the money with their new sketch, showing what plenty of these conversations sounded like.
The New SNL Sketch Is Called “The Christmas Conversation”
Some parents constantly want to see their grandchildren while others are frustrated they cannot see their grown-up kids, but nothing compares to the reactions parents around the country had when their kids told them they wouldn’t be coming home for the holidays. This is exactly what the new SNL sketch is about, and it is hilarious.
Saturday Night Live certainly did their best when spoofing those tough conversations everyone was having with their loved ones. “The Christmas Conversation” shows three women who are portrayed by Ego Nwodim, Chloe Fineman, and Lauren Holt and are having FaceTime conversations with their moms to tell them they too will not be coming home this Christmas.
Kate McKinnon, Heidi Gardner, and Punkie Johnson Play the Frustrated Moms
Heidi Gardner, Kate McKinnon, and Punkie Johnson are in the roles of the moms who react with guilt bombs, passive-aggression, and outright hysteria. Kenan Thompson and Jason Bateman also star in the new spoof, playing the dads who look carefree and clueless. Even though the conversation the fictional families have during the sketch feels both bitter and funny, the message at the end is all about how people keep loving each-other despite the difficult circumstances.
People from all around the world are hoping that such conversations will soon be a thing of the past and the future will be way brighter. Still, the funny, rollicking, and relatable sketch was a good spoof that showed a bit too accurately what many parent-child interactions sounded like this month. Jason Bateman was the host of the latest SNL during which The Christmas Conversation sketch was aired. He joined the SNL crew together with musical guest Morgan Wallen.