Concert for Diana

Concert For Diana
Saturday 25 August, 10.30pm

On July 1, 2007, the late Princess of Wales’ birthday, Prince William and Prince Harry hosted a celebration concert at Wembley Stadium. The event, called ‘Concert for Diana’, featured some of their mother’s and some of their own favourite artists.

More than 60,000 people joined Prince William and Prince Harry at Wembley Stadium to celebrate their mother’s life and around 15 million people from across the United Kingdom watched ‘Concert For Diana’ at home. Proceeds from the concert went to a number of charities that were supported by the Princess during her life, and to two of the Princes’ own charities, Centrepoint and Sentebale.
When they announced the concert last December, William and Harry explained that, 10 years on from their mother’s death, they wanted to celebrate her life and commemorate her achievements. In addition to a memorial service on August 31, the concert marked what would have been Diana’s 46th birthday. Prince William says they wanted the concert to represent exactly what their mother would have wanted. “So therefore the church service alone isn’t enough. We wanted to have this big concert full of energy, full of the sort of fun and happiness which I know she would have wanted. And on her birthday as well, it’s got to be the best birthday present she ever had.”

At the end of the concert, Prince William and Prince Harry thanked everyone involved for making the evening such a success. Prince William says: “For us, this has been the most perfect way of remembering her. And this is how she would want to be remembered.”

Tonight, TV ONE will screen highlights from ‘Concert For Diana’. The list of internationally acclaimed stars who performed at the event included Elton John, Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Pharrell Williams, The English National Ballet, Joss Stone and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lily Allen, Kanye West, Rod Stewart and Natasha Bedingfield.