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Sir Rod Stewart has revealed how much Queen Elizabeth II means to him, saying she’s ‘almost like a sister’.

The 77-year-old is set to perform at the monarch’s Jubilee concert tomorrow (Saturday), and has confessed to having a huge admiration for her.

‘I’ve grown up with this woman,’ Sir Rod recalled. ‘I was seven when she came to the throne, so she’s always been a part of my life and the fact that I’ve met her on seven occasions makes it even more important to me.’

He shared: ‘She has been so much a part of my life, she’s almost like a sister. She has always been in the background.’

Sir Rod’s wife, Loose Women star Penny Lancaster, will also be attending the celebrations, and he revealed that they both ‘adore’ Prince Charles.

Sir Rod confessed: ‘I love him, and my wife absolutely adores him.’

‘She has been so much a part of my life, she’s almost like a sister.’ (Pictures: Getty Images/BBC)

Sir Rod jokingly shared just how much his wife loves Prince Charles (Picture: Getty)

He jokingly added to BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty: ‘I think they’ve got a thing going on!’

Naga teased: ‘You know I’m going to keep that in the edit,’ before Sir Rod added: ‘She’s going to die of embarrassment!’

While Sir Rod might be ready to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it was recently announced Buckingham Palace rejected Kim Kardashian’s plans to attend the big event.

Sir Rod and Penny have been married since 2007 (Picture: Getty)

She and her boyfriend Pete Davidson are in the UK during the jubilee, and it’s thought that the princess of showbiz was eager to attend the concert on Saturday, which will be broadcast on the BBC.

The star’s representatives reportedly asked the Palace and the BBC for tickets to the concert, which will see the likes of Queen and Diana Ross perform, but were turned down.

A source said: ‘Kim rarely gets turned down to attend any event, so this has been quite surprising, especially as she doesn’t visit the UK often.

The pair were apparently rejected from the Jubilee party (Picture: Getty)

‘Kim and Pete love the Royal Family and really wanted to be a part of this special celebration.’

They added to the Daily Mail that Kim doesn’t mind if the tickets ‘are not VIP’.

Sir Rod will be joined by musicians like 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.

Sir Rod will be performing at the Platinum Party tomorrow (Picture: Getty / JM Enternational)

The concert, named the Platinum Party, will last around two and a half hours, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, and will be broadcast on the BBC.

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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.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022


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