• Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother Queen Elizabeth at the Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday.
  • Charles praised her "lifetime of selfless service" at the event marking her 70-year reign.
  • The concert outside Buckingham Palace featured performances from artists including Alicia Keys and Diana Ross.

Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the Platinum Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace in London on Saturday.

"Your Majesty, mummy," Charles began before thanking her for her "lifetime of selfless service."

"You laugh and cry with us, and, most importantly, you have been there for us for these 70 years," he said.

Charles, 73, who is next in line for the British throne, said that the people watching at home are what "gets my mother up in the morning."

Queen Elizabeth II Foto: Getty Images/Pool

He also paid tribute to his father, Prince Philip, who passed away last year.

"Your "strength and stay" is much missed this evening but I am sure he is here in spirit," Charles said. "My papa would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all you continue to do for your country and your people."

The concert, which featured performances from artists including Queen, Elton John, and Diana Ross, took place on Saturday night to mark the Queen's 70th anniversary on the throne.

An estimated 22,000 people attended the event, according to the BBC, including Prince William, Kate Middleton and their two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wave Union Jack flags as 'Sweet Caroline' plays during the Platinum Party in front of Buckingham Palace on June 04, 2022 in London, England. Foto: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The 96-year-old monarch was not in attendance, and has pulled out of several major Platinum Jubilee events this weekend after experiencing "some discomfort"  during her birthday parade on Thursday.

The Queen also recently missed out on appearing at the annual state opening of parliament due to what the palace described as "episodic mobility issues."

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