Alicia Keys Says The Queen Requested Every Song For Her Platinum Jubilee Performance

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Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell - Getty Images
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Alicia Keys delivered a showstopping performance at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee Party at Buckingham Palace.

Earlier this week the Grammy winner shared a behind-the-scenes video on Instagram documenting her preparations for the big show, which celebrated the 70-year reign of Her Majesty who according to the musician 'personally' requested the setlist.

'Telling the boys that the Queen requested the songs that I'm singing,' Keys captioned the Instagram clip of her alongside her sons in the back of a golf cart before the event. The singer said the youngsters told her: 'And they were like, "You can't refuse the Queen."'

The star's 11-year-old son Egypt added: 'You can't refuse the Queen. It's against the law here.'

Although Queen Elizabeth II was unable to attend the concert due to her ongoing mobility issues, according to PEOPLE Her Royal Highness watched the show on television at home in Windsor Castle.

Following the weekend celebrations, the Queen shared a special message thanking supporters and her family.

The post continued: 'While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family. I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

'I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.'

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