Students rock out in royal company

A group of 20 London Met students saw the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and Cheryl Cole rock out for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert.

A group of 20 London Met students saw the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and Cheryl Cole rock out for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert.


The group was under formal invitation from University patron HRH Prince Philip as they attended the concert, played-out before the stunning backdrop of Buckingham Palace.


Emma Cippitelli, a psychology student in the Faculty of Life Sciences, was among the students to attend and said she was awe-struck to be part of the Queen’s hallmark celebration.


“It was absolutely wonderful to have the opportunity to be part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration,” she said.


Though they watched-on from loftier seating, the presence of the Royal Family was not lost on the London Met delegation. 

“The presence of the royal family made the evening really special,” said Emma.


Fellow London Met student Boriana Gancheva said it was “a dream come true” to see the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue and Grace Jones perform only metres away.


Prince Philip, who could not attend the celebrations because of illness, has been a patron of London Met for more than half a century and holds an honorary doctorate in philosophy from the University.


See the London Met Facebook page for more photos from the event.