by paige
Categories: Events.

20070701__britaindianaconcert1_gallery.jpgOver 70,000 fans joined princes William and Harry at London’s Wembley Stadium in celebration of what would have been Princess Diana’s 46th birthday. The concert embraced an eclectic mix of rock, pop, hip hob and classical ballet.  Among the 24 performances were songs by Rod Stewart, Kanye West, Joss Stone, Lily Allen and Sean “Diddy” Combs, who performed an emotive rendition of “Missing You” by The Police. Even a few of Diana’s favorite musicians rocked the stage including Duran Duran and Tom Jones.  The event of course was not without its classic moments of grace and sentiment including Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” and in honor of her love of dance and theater, there was a performance of an extract from “Swan Lake” by the English National Ballet and songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Diana’s brother Charles said: “She would have loved to have been there and would have been so proud of her boys for doing this. This is very much her sort of event.”Princess Diana’s legacy of bringing awareness to the hardship of people living with HIV and AIDS is one that both Prince William and Prince Harry are fulfilling in their own right. Both are actively involved in supporting work with the young and underprivileged in the UK and abroad.   Proceeds from the event will go to a variety of charities  including: The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Prince William’s Centrepoint which is the UK’s leading youth homeless charity, and Prince Harry’s Sentebale that helps vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho, particularly those orphaned as a result of AIDS. It was an event to celebrate Diana’s amazing legacy and truly help others.

Check out the full list of charities.