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Ed Sheeran ‘to sing national anthem after Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant’


Ed Sheeran is reportedly set to perform for the jubilee (Picture: Getty Images)

Ed Sheeran is reportedly set to sing after the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant with a whole host of musician friends.

Sadly he will not be belting out his and Taylor Swift’s hit The Joker and the Queen, but we’re still in for a treat.

The jubilee will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, with the Perfect hitmaker marking the end of the celebrations on June 5 in a very special way.

Ed will reportedly be singing God Save The Queen, joined by the likes of Sandie Shaw, Marc Almond and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, along with soprano Lesley Garrett and Jools Holland.

What a line-up!

A source told The Mail On Sunday: ‘There will be names that we closely associate with each decade of the Queen’s reign and they will be joining Ed Sheeran for the closing proceedings.’

It will come the day after the huge Platinum Jubilee concert, which will feature stars including Queen, and Diana Ross and only time will tell as to whether we get a repeat of Brian May rocking out on the roof of Buckingham Palace.

The Queen is celebrating 70 years on the throne (Picture: Getty Images)

The stars will join Alicia Keys and Andrea Bocelli with a pre-recorded performance from Sir Elton John at Buckingham Palace on Saturday June 4 for the big celebration, alongside non-musical guests including Sir David Attenborough and Stephen Fry.

The concert, named the Platinum Party, will last around two and a half hours and will be broadcast on the BBC.

Guitarist Brian, who previously teased the news of the band’s involvement, said: ’20 years after playing the Queen’s glorious Golden Jubilee we’re very happy to be invited again.

Sandie Shaw is among the stars expected to join Ed (Picture: Getty Images for Vintage at Goodwood)
Tony Hadley will also reportedly be on stage (Picture: Redferns)

‘Then there was a moment when I wondered… after Buckingham Palace roof where can you go? Well… you will see!’

Queen and Adam Lambert will open the festival, which will see 22,000 people attend, including 10,000 tickets to be released to the general public (while thousands of key workers will also be invited).

Alicia will then perform, along with Duran Duran, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, and George Ezra.

Eurovision’s Sam Ryder, who made history at the song contest, will also perform.

Diana will round out the evening, and said: ‘Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Ed Sheeran for comment.

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