Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 concert: Mixing with The Royal crowd! Cheryl Cole poses up with men in uniform before standing up next to Her Majesty on stage
08:33 GMT, 5 June 2012
She was one of the most highly-anticipated acts of the night and Cheryl Cole certainly seemed to enjoy rubbing shoulders with the Royal Family and their entourage at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert tonight.
The 28-year-old singer was seen dressed in her glamorous gown as she posed up to a group military men in full red coat uniform outside Buckingham Palace.
And after dazzling during the concert performing a track with Gary Barlow, Cheryl found herself centre stage right next to Her Majesty as Prince Charles gave a speech to close the concert.
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Great positioning: Cheryl Cole found herself next to Her Majesty as Prince Charles gave a speech to close the concert
Simply stunning! Cheryl Cole donned an elegant strapless gown with a huge fishtail skirt as she took to the stage with Gary Barlow at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert
The Geordie beauty didn't seem to mind
though and was seen smiling broadly into the camera with her hand on her
hip to best show off her dress.
The Call My Name star displayed smokey eyes and nude lips and her her hair was pulled back into a pony tail.
Look it's Cheryl: Prince Harry was seen pointing a flag towards the stage as the Geordie singer performed
Cheryl's a hit! Prince William and Harry were seen beaming while Kate waved her flag with plenty of enthusiasm
had joined Gary Barlow on stage to perform a special, and moving,
rendition of Need You Now to the 12,000-strong crowd that had gathered
to celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the throne.
The 28-year-old looked effortlessly
elegant in the strapless black gown by Polish designer Ewa Minge, which
boasted a bodice covered in sequins, a velvet trim and ended with a
dramatic layered white and black fishtail.
Special treat for the Royals: Cheryl sang Need You Now with Gary Barlow and much to the surprise of fans sang live
Getting into it: Garry was seen dancing around the stage as Cheryl belted out notes to the song
Belting it out: Both Gary and Cheryl put all their effort into the performance
While she kept her neck bare Cheryl wore a pair of shining large circular earrings and a chunky cuff on her wrist.
To her credit Cheryl performed live
alongside Gary but it seemed they used echoing and backing
music to make her voice a little less prominent.
And while she put on a good show there were several notes slightly off key, which did not go completely unnoticed by viewers.
Singing for The Queen: Although Her Majesty arrived after Cheryl and Gary performed their still but their all into the song
Thanks for coming: Gary gave Cheryl a kiss at the end of their performance before the pair turned and bowed to The Royal Box
Taking a bow: After their performance the duo were seen grinning from ear to ear
Cheryl did however appear to impress
Prince Harry and Prince William who were seen beamed as they watched the
show from the Royal box.
Even Kate Middleton, who is formally Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, was seen smiling and waving her flag along to the song.
Sadly The Queen missed Cheryl and Gary's efforts and didn't arrive until mid way through the show.
The woman of the moment: Gary Barlow welcomed The Queen onto the stage with a respectful bow ahead of Prince Charles' speech
What a view: Cheryl could see Prince Charles pay his respects to his mother as he kissed her hand
What a night: Queen Elizabeth looked delighted as the fireworks went off while Cheryl was seen clapping with plenty of enthusiasm in the background
Friends in high places: Cheryl was seen stood on stage next to her friend and manager Will.i.am
Earlier in the day Prince Phillip was
hospitalised due to a bladder infection which might well be the reason
for The Queen's late arrival.
Lenny Henry introduced her onto the stage and joked: 'You missed Tom Jones', before adding: 'I mean you live right there'.
While Her Majesty might have missed
some of the earlier acts she was in place to see Gary Barlow and Andrew
Lloyd Webber take to the stage to perform the song they penned
especially for the occasion.
Pleasure to meet you m'am: Cheryl was seen bowing as she greeted The Queen backstage
What a show: 12,000 people turned out to watch the concert in London and were seen queuing all the way down The Mall
Flag flies above the Mall: Thousands watch the Union Flag raised after the concert finished
The Military Wives and the African Children's Choir also joined the writers on stage to perform the track.
Williams kicked off proceedings at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert
at Buckingham Palace as the first act to take to the stage.
Get your hands in the air! Robbie looked dapper in his military-inspired outfit with his initials embellished on his cuffs. The singer told the audience to throw their hands in the air
Double trouble: The Voice judges Will.i.am and Jessie J performed the Black Eyed Peas song I Gotta Feeling and were decked out in red white and blue
He was followed by Cheryl's manager and The Voice judge Will.i.am who performed with Jessie J.
There were plenty of British stars showing off their skills on stage and Ed Sheeran, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Cliff
Richard, Dame Shirley Bassey, Madness, Sir Elton John and JLS were just some
of the names performing.
Still got it! The 71-year-old singer was seen dancing around the stage with scantily clad dancers
Rocking around: Sir Cliff Richard took to the stage in a dusty pink suit whit a diamante tie as he showed off his best moves
Having a great time: Revellers were seen enjoying drinks as the concert played out
As unusual as ever: Grace Jones didn't disappoint with her outfit and took to the stage in a black and red outfit and she was seen hula-hooping as she sang
You can't go wrong with a medley: Pop Princess Kylie performed some of her more recent songs and her old classics in one of the longer sets during the concert
Welsh legend: Sir Tom Jones took to the stage just before The Queen arrived
fact there was a galaxy of stars from around the globe with Kylie,
Grace Jones and Stevie Wonder among the foreign names on the line-up.
After the final song of the show was
performed by Sir Paul McCartney the Royal party took to the stage for
Prince Charles to give a speech.
As Gary Barlow welcomed The Queen onto the stage with a respectful bow Cheryl found herself stood to the right of the monarch.
Prince Charles made a touching speech to his mother, Queen Elizabeth making reference to 'the life and service of a very special person' at the celebration.
Charles told the Queen: 'A Diamond Jubilee is a unique and special event, some of us have had the joy of celebrating three jubilees with you, and I have the medals to prove it. And we're now celebrating the life and service of a very special person, over the last 60 years.
Like an angel: Shirley Bassey belted out some of her classic hits including Diamonds are Forever as dusk faded into night
A song fit for a Queen: Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber performed the song Sing they had written especially for the occasion. The Military Wives and African Children's Choir joined the duo on stage to perform the track
'I was three when my grandfather George VI died and suddenly, unexpectedly, you and my father's lives were irrevocably changed when you were only 26.'
He added: 'So as a nation this is our opportunity to thank you and my father for always being there for us. For inspiring us with your selfless duty and service and for making us proud to be British.'
Think pink: Sir Elton John was dressed in a sparkling bright pink coat and a black suit and a pair of black trousers as he performed Your Song and dedicated it to the Queen
The prince went to say how proud the jubilee celebrations had made the country at a time when so many were suffering from 'hardship and difficulty' and thanked the people lining the banks of the River Thames on Sunday despite the bad weather.
He ended the speech by asking the public to give three cheers for the Queen and kissed her hand.
He said: 'So Your Majesty we offer you our humble duty and with it three resounding cheers for our Majesty The Queen!'
that wasn't enough excitement for one day Cheryl was also seen shaking
The Queen's hand as Her Royal Highness greeted the acts after the
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