Musician Nile Rodgers posts video of Platinum party rehearsals

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Nile Rodgers outside Buckingham Palace in London (Nile Rodgers / Twitter)
Nile Rodgers outside Buckingham Palace in London (Nile Rodgers / Twitter)

Musician Nile Rodgers has posted a video of his rehearsal in preparation for his Platinum Party at the Palace performance.

“Finishing rehearsal for #TheQueensPlatinumJubilee and waving to #security guards on roof of #BuckinghamPalace,” he wrote.

Rodgers is seen in the clip telling production staff: “It was really good fun - it’s going to be great.”

As he is filmed walking up to the palace gates and poses to the camera giving a salute, he says: “Don’t think I’ll get a shot like that again.”

Chic co-founder Rodgers, 69, will perform in front of the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge at a star-studded Jubilee concert paying tribute to the Queen.

The BBC’s open-air show will be staged in front of Buckingham Palace on Saturday evening.

Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, George Ezra, and Eurovision 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder are among the celebrity acts preparing to entertain a live crowd of 22,000 people and a television audience of millions.

The high profile Platinum Party at the Palace falls on the third evening of the four-day Jubilee festivities.

It is thought unlikely the monarch will attend the concert.

The Queen, 96, who has been facing ongoing mobility problems, pulled out of attending the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday after experiencing discomfort following two balcony appearances and a beacon lighting on Thursday.

The Party at the Palace will be set on three stages in front of Her Majesty’s London residence.

Soul legend Ross will close the two-and-a-half hour show with her first UK live performance in 15 years.

Star including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham and Stephen Fry will also feature, as well as a specially recorded performance from Sir Elton John.

The evening will highlight global themes that have emerged or evolved during the Queen’s reign including British and Commonwealth contributions in the fields of fashion, sport, the environment and pop music.

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