Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attended The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert held at Royal Albert Hall earlier this week in London.
The Queen’s Jubilee concert featured soprano Laura Wright who sang “God Save The Queen,” as well as many other performers. SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, hosted the evening.
The stage at the Royal Albert Hall was lit in blue and yellow, in honour of Ukraine. The Ukrainian national anthem was also performed at the beginning of the concert.
The Queen’s cousin attended the concert and met with many performers and public figures beforehand, including BBC presenter Sophie Raworth.
The Prince is fluent in Russian and remains the patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. He is related to the Russian Imperial Family through his father, Prince George, and his mother, Princess Marina of Greece. When the executed Romanov royals were reburied in 1998, Prince Michael attended the funeral.
Prince Michael has faced several allegations and accusations regarding his Russian friendships and business relationships in the last decade. In 2020, people posing as South Korean investors met with the Prince virtually where he said he could help connect them with people in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle for a fee.
In 2009, the Kremlin awarded the Prince the Order of Friendship for his work in furthering Anglo-Russian relations. At the beginning of March 2022, Prince Michael returned the order after Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February. His spokesperson released a brief statement that simply said the order was returned with no further comment.
The Queen Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June will also feature a concert. On Saturday 4 June, the BBC is staging the Platinum Party at the Palace. Ten thousand tickets will be available for people to attend the concert, and the BBC will be broadcasting it, as well.