Platinum Party at the Palace is the most viewed TV event of 2022

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Drones make shapes above the Platinum Party at the Palace in front of Buckingham Palace, London, on day three of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. Picture date: Saturday June 4, 2022.
Drones spell out 'Thank you Ma'am' above the Platinum Party at the Palace. (PA)

The Platinum Party at the Palace concert has become the most watched TV event of 2022.

A total of 13.3 million people watched the Platinum Jubilee event in honour of the Queen.

Taking place in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on 4 June, the show was headlined by Diana Ross' first performance in the UK for 15 years.

Ross's set was criticised by many viewers with some taking to social media to accuse her of miming.

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The concert also featured performances from Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Britain's Eurovision contestant Sam Ryder.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Diana Ross performs during the Platinum Party At The Palace at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.  (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Diana Ross headlined the event. (WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran performs during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace in London, Sunday June 5, 2022, on the last of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The pageant will be a carnival procession up The Mall featuring giant puppets and celebrities that will depict key moments from the Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades on the throne. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
Ed Sheeran performs during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. (Pool Photo via AP)

The Queen did not attend the concert after complaining of "discomfort" during events a couple of days earlier.

She did however feature in a pre-recorded comedy sketch with Paddington Bear where she offered him a marmalade sandwich.

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The event was attended by 22,000 people and featured an eclectic line-up of performers.

Opening the night were Queen and Adam Lambert who performed a medley of We Will Rock You, Don't Stop Me Now and We Are the Champions.

Jax Jones them appeared to perform five songs with collaborators Mabel, John Newman and Stefflon Don.

There was also a dance performance from Diversity and a celebration of the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Prince Charles speaks on stage during the Platinum Party At The Palace at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.  (Photo by Kerry Davies - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Charles speaks on stage during the Platinum Party At The Palace. (Getty Images)

Hans Zimmer also made an appearance to conduct excerpts from his score for Planet Earth II.

To close out the show Prince Charles gave a speech in tribute to his mother.

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

Charles added that serving the public was what "gets my mother up in the morning" and thanked her on behalf of the world.

He also made reference to his late father Prince Philip: "My papa would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all you continue to do for your country and your people."

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