A huge audience gathered at the glorious jubilee party at the Palace, which included two special guests and a surprising appearance by the Queen.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George joined parents Kate and William at Saturday’s famous party at the Palace.
The family was seen laughing and joking together as they took their seats for a great event at Buckingham Palace.
There was great joy when the Cambridges arrived, hours after the royal visit to Wales with their two oldest children.
Kate looked effortlessly stunning in white, while William put on a blue suit. George was a smart Navy, and little Charlotte wore a pink dress and a cardigan.
The Queen did not attend the ceremony – although she recorded a hilarious clip with Paddington Bear, which was shown before the start of the performance.
In the sketch, the couple – both much-loved British institutions – met for chaotic cream tea.
Her Majesty revealed that she shared Paddington’s love of jam sandwiches and that she kept emergency supplies in her purse.
From the comfort of her home, she watched performances by world-renowned artists, including Sir Elton John and Diana Ross.
But she was well represented by her family, many of whom looked in a great mood as they sat down.
Princess Charlotte, who previously stole the performance while pretending to conduct the band during a visit to Wales, was spotted waving the Union Jack flag.
Prince George leaned over to talk to his father, while the couple was noticed laughing together as the music began.
Kate has also been seen sharing a joke with Mike and Zara Tindall. The couple leaned over to talk to the duchess as she laughed.
Later, it seemed that Kate had a little dance in her place while Adam Lambert and Queen were playing We’ll break you.
William and Charles took center stage in front of an audience of 22,000 people, and the heirs will give separate speeches in honor of Her Majesty.
Other celebrities paid tribute in pre-recorded videos.
Daniel Craig – who performed a sketch with the Queen ahead of the 2012 London Olympics – and former First Lady Michelle Obama were among those who spoke.
The monarch decided not to attend after she also bowed from the Thanksgiving service in St Paul and Eps Derby when she experienced discomfort on Thursday.
She said that she decided to take a break from the event with “great reluctance”.
Granddaughter Zara said earlier that Her Majesty enjoys the celebration at home in her “comfortable clothes”.
Harry and Megan were not in the audience either.
The couple stayed at Frogmore Cottage after spending the day celebrating their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday privately.
Roman Kemp, DJ and son of Spandau Ballet favorite Martin Kemp, presents the ceremony along with fellow DJ and host Clara Amfo.
Well-known performers include Rod Stewart, Craig David, George Ezra, Alicia Keys and Diversity. They were accompanied by a full, live orchestra.
The big show will end at 10.30pm (local time).
It is the penultimate of the great jubilee events, and the Platinum Jubilee Choice will be held on Sunday.
During Jubilee 2012, Madness, Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue performed in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
This article originally appeared on The sun and reproduced with permission