The Queen has appeared in a surprise comic sketch with Paddington Bear at the start of the Jubilee concert.
The monarch, who continues to rest at home, revealed she shares Paddington’s love of marmalade sandwiches and keeps an emergency stash in her trademark handbag.
The duffle-coat wearing bear showed the Queen how he ensured he always had his favourite treat on him just in case, lifting up his red hat to reveal his snack.
The Queen responded by revealing “So do I” before opening her bag and declaring “I keep mine in here” to show her very own ready-made supply of the bread and orange preserve staple.
The Queen then tapped her teaspoon on her china teacup to the bear of Queen’s We Will Rock you as the band opened the Platinum Party at the Palace.
The event, which has been organised by the BBC, will feature a headline performance from soul icon Diana Ross.
Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer and Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder are also among the performers.
Sir Elton John will also feature via a specially pre-recorded performance.
Members of the public travelled from far and wide to soak up the atmosphere ahead of the concert.
University learning support worker Ms Kasim travelled to the palace concert with her mother Mae Kasim, a retired teacher, from their home in Aberdeen.
Aisha, who was wearing a Scottish flag, told the PA news agency: “I think it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I think it’s the sort of thing that we probably won’t see again any time soon.
“[The Queen] is our longest-serving monarch, she’s done amazing all these years, so it’s just great to come along for the party and to make the journey from Scotland.
“We flew all the way from the other side of the country for this so we’re happy to be here.”
“I’m actually from Nigeria as well, I’m Nigerian-Scottish, and Nigeria was an ex British colony, so I’ve grown up my while life with that,” she added.
Ten thousand free tickets for the concert were made available in February via a ballot that closed on 23 March.