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Tuesday, 4 June, 2002, 07:54 GMT 08:54 UK
Thanks Mummy!
Prince Charles and the Queen join stars on stage
Charles led the nation's thanks for "mummy"
From a memorable night, came some memorable lines.

BBC News Online brings you the best of the Party at the Palace quotes.


Prince Charles: "Her majesty ....oh, OK, mummy!"

Atomic Kitten: "We were told we couldn't swear - or feed the wildlife."

Ozzy Osbourne: "I'm more surprised than anybody else that I'm here. My wife told me and I thought, `You're pulling my leg'.

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy promised his "best behaviour"

"Heavy metal at the Palace? I'm not sure whether the Queen is a fan, but obviously she must be.

"I'm on my best behaviour. I don't want to spend the rest of my life in the Tower."

Dame Edna Everage: "She's here ...the Jubilee Girl!"

Brian May, who performed on the roof of the Palace, said: "I couldn't get a note wrong, it was probably the best I've every played it.

"It was such an adrenaline rush, I cannot describe it. It was like a roller-coaster.

Will Young: "I would still have been at university this time last year - I prefer being here.

"If anyone had said then that I would be doing this, I would have laughed in their face."

Sir Paul McCartney: "I leaned over to her (the Queen) and asked if we could do it all again next year.

"She said 'not in my garden'!"

Prince Charles: "I don't think that any of us will ever forget this evening.

"It really has been a wonderful celebration of some of the best of British musical talent. "

The Queen takes her seat among the crowds
The Queen seemed overwhelmed by the huge reception

Emma Bunton, blowing a kiss during her performance: "Here's a big kiss to William".

Lenny Henry, to wild laughter from the princes: "I saw a black Guardsman when I arrived. Makes a nice change for a black man with a gun to stand outside the Queen's house and not get arrested!"

Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson: "This is the first time I have been on stage with Paul McCartney and believe me I'm nervous."

Ricky Martin: "It's a beautiful experience.

"There's a lot of history, it's a once in a lifetime thing and to be able to share the stage with such amazing entertainers, it's an incredible experience."

Bryan Adams: "What is nice about this gig was that there wasn't a lot of rehearsal, it's a little bit spontaneous.

Emma Bunton
Cheeky Emma blew Wills a kiss

"It's like a garden party and the old dear invited some old friends along.

"It doesn't have a rock concert feel to it."

Andrea Corr: "We were rehearsing Long and Winding Road on the pagoda stage and we looked over to the other stage and Paul McCartney was there with Eric Clapton who started playing along and George Martin was there too.

"It was all very surreal."

Prince Charles: "Your Majesty, we are here tonight because above all, we feel proud of you; proud and grateful for everything you have done for your country and the Commonwealth over 50 extraordinary years, supported unfailingly throughout by my father.

"You have embodied something vital in our lives - continuity.

"You have been a beacon of tradition and stability in the midst of profound, sometimes perilous change.

"We feel proud of you,"


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