Royal gig goers let their hair down as Prince Harry inspires the comedy04 JUNE 2012
Aides revealed how the Queen really wanted the Diamond Jubilee concert to be a chance for the younger members of the royal family to "have some fun and let their hair down". And they did just that.
There were smiles, lots of finger dancing, and plenty of laughs in the royal box as Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined Prince Charles and Camilla and several other members of the royal family for the event at Buckingham Palace.
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After missing out on the other celebrations, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall were there to join in the fun. The blonde royal has been busy trying to qualify for the Olympic Games.
The royal spectators really got into the party spirit and were pictured laughing at some of the cheeky presenters' jovial digs at the family.
Prince Harry, in particular, came in for some good natured ribbing from the presenters.
Lee Mack drew laughs when he mentioned JLS were walking around back stage with their tops off, saying: "There were more six packs back there than Prince Harry's got under his seat."
Meanwhile Lenny Henry also mentioned the third-in-line, saying: "We have a real treat for you now – no not Brian May on the roof, Prince Harry's up there with a shotgun, we can't have that again."
The Queen joined the concert half way through, just before Gary Barlow performed the Jubilee single Sing with help from Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Commonwealth Band.
Introducing her, Lenny Henry cheekily said: "I think you should all join me in turning to the royal box now and saying, 'You just missed Tom Jones! You just live over there!"
Comedian Jimmy Carr mentioned that he was excited to meet the royals.
"What do you say when you're introduced to the Queen?" he said. "I guess, 'Just call me Mr Carr' is fine."
He added later: "The queen has worked tirelessly for 60 years. There's message here for all of us: plan for your retirement.
"We don't want to end up like her – she's 86 and she's had to rent out her back yard to Gary Barlow."