Thanks dear Londoners at the O2 tonight – for giving us your hearts and making our filming night so memorable. We got a truck load of extra lights to make sure we could see YOU – and believe me, from the stage it was an unforgettable sight during Rock You and Champions. Hopefully you will see it soon ! Thanks Maria [@mariasavemefriend3d] for the pics – see the resolution !!
I haven’t quite recovered my equilibrium from this ‘apparition’, opening the Platinum Jubilee just a couple of days ago. It was, for me, a step into the void similar to that moment atop the Palace roof 20 years earlier. But it’s interesting that many people have told me the BBC coverage of it didn’t quite capture what was going on. This alternative viewpoint – I’m not sure how he pulled it off – actually DOES show how risky and exhilarating it really was. From up there in the sky I had the ultimate view of the vast crowd thronging The Mall. And I can still feel the adrenaline pumping through my veins ! Thanks Michael Tomas [@londonviewpoints] – great job ! We must talk some time !!
And thanks Val [@valthelondoner] for spotting this clip.