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Stars gather backstage at Jubilee concert

4 June 2012 Last updated at 20:02 BST

Performers at the Jubilee concert have been gathering backstage as thousands gathered in The Mall to watch the musical event outside Buckingham Palace.

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family are attending the concert featuring artists from her 60 year reign. The Duke of Edinburgh will miss it after being taken to hospital with a bladder infection.

Among those taking part Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, and Madness, who will perform from the roof the palace.