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Robbie's entertaining start to show
Excitement grows in front of the stage outside Buckingham Palace as the crowd awaits the Diamond Jubilee Concert (PA)
Robbie Williams raised the curtain at the spectacular Jubilee concert as he was accompanied by a military band for his signature tune Let Me Entertain You.
The star danced around the Corps of Drums of the Massed Bands of the Household Division to perform the song in a cloud of pyrotechnic smoke in front of Buckingham Palace.
Thousands of people in the Mall and in a specially-built arena turned the area into a flurry of red, white and blue as they waved flags furiously.
The three-hour concert, organised by Williams's Take That bandmate Gary Barlow is being staged to celebrate music from throughout the Queen's 60-year reign.
Frightened ducks shot into the air as fireworks and drums kicked off the show.
Opening host Rob Brydon joked: "Welcome to the noisiest party the Queen has ever seen. She won't like this. This will be the equivalent of a well-meaning parent handing over the house to a 16-year-old and ending up on Facebook."
Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am continued the party mood by getting the crowd on their feet for his band's hit I Gotta Feeling. He was joined by fellow judge from BBC1's The Voice Jessie J - wearing a dazzling blue and gold dress, split to the thigh - on the song.
Jessie then had her own turn in the spotlight with her hit Domino, finishing with some vocal theatrics.
Each of the guests in the arena was issued with a gold plastic bag with a poncho, a Jamaica ginger cake, a woven Union flag and a souvenir programme.
Many other seated visitors headed into the arena with woven picnic baskets laden with goodies after flooding out of the gardens of Buckingham Palace to take their places.