Alicia Keys Says The Queen Has ‘Personally Asked’ For ‘Every Song’ She Performed On Her Platinum Anniversary

Alicia Keys Reveals The Queen Asked ‘Personally’ For ‘Every Song’ She Performed During Her Platinum Anniversary

Alicia Keys gave her Instagram followers a behind-the-scenes look at her recent performance at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee party on Saturday.

As she pondered her set list at the star-studded, even in a new video, the 15-time Grammy winner, 41, marveled at how “every song was personally requested by the Queen.”

In the recording, she can be heard gushing to her sons Egypt, 12, and seven-year-old Genesis “that the queen had requested the songs” she would sing at the party at the palace.

Humble: Alicia Keys gave her followers a behind-the-scenes look at her recent performance at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee festivities on Saturday

Celebration: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was pictured on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London

Celebration: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was pictured on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London

Her eldest replied that it was “pretty cool” to have them on a golf cart.

“You cannot refuse the Queen. It’s against the law here,” joked the preteen, who shares Keys with husband Swizz Beatz.

The No One hitmaker even revealed that The Queen had asked to play her 2009 song Empire State of Mind.

Fans across the pond: As she pondered her set list at the star-studded, even in a new video, the 15-time Grammy winner, 41, marveled at how 'every song was personally requested by the Queen'

Fans across the pond: As she pondered her set list at the star-studded, even in a new video, the 15-time Grammy winner, 41, marveled at how ‘every song was personally requested by the Queen’

Smiling: In the recording, she can be heard gushing about telling her boys 'that the Queen had requested the songs' that she would sleep at the party at the palace

Smiling: In the recording, she can be heard gushing about telling her boys ‘that the Queen had requested the songs’ that she would sleep at the party at the palace

So many looks to choose from: Before her big performance, she thought about how she would

So many looks to choose from: Before her big performance, she thought about how she would “play with a 70-piece orchestra for the first time” and the struggle of choosing what to wear

Beautiful in both: While trying different looks, she struggled to choose behind a gorgeous black cape dress or jumpsuit

Beautiful in both: While trying different looks, she struggled to choose behind a gorgeous black cape dress or jumpsuit

Before her big performance, she thought about how she would “play with a 70-piece orchestra for the first time” and the struggle of choosing what to wear.

While trying different looks, she struggled to choose behind a gorgeous black cape dress or jumpsuit.

Before taking the stage outside the palace, Keys said a prayer and then went on to sing Girl On Fire, Superwoman and more in front of a 22,000-strong crowd outside Buckingham Palace.

Sweet: Her oldest said it was

Sweet: Her oldest said it was “pretty cool.” The Queen knew his mother’s music as they sat on a golf cart

“You cannot refuse the Queen.  It's against the law here,

“You cannot refuse the Queen. It’s against the law here,” joked the preteen, who shares Keys with husband Swizz Beatz,

Blessed: Before taking the stage outside the palace, Keys said a prayer and then went on to sing Girl On Fire, Superwoman and more in front of a 22,000-strong crowd outside Buckingham Palace

Blessed: Before taking the stage outside the palace, Keys said a prayer and then went on to sing Girl On Fire, Superwoman and more in front of a 22,000-strong crowd outside Buckingham Palace

At one point, Alicia said to the audience, “You know, when I’m in London I feel like I’m home. It reminds me so much of New York. I love you London” – before playing a transition from the City Of Gods to Empire State Of Mind.

The hitmaker told the audience: “If you believe in hope, this song is for you. We’re never going to let go of our dream.’

The singer’s performance was one amid many star-studded performances at Saturday’s concert, which featured acts such as Elton John, Queen and Diana Ross.

Performance of a lifetime: At one point, Alicia said to the audience, 'You know, when I'm in London, I feel like I'm at home.  It reminds me so much of New York.  I love you London' - before playing a transition from the City Of Gods to Empire State Of Mind

Performance of a lifetime: At one point, Alicia said to the audience, ‘You know, when I’m in London, I feel like I’m at home. It reminds me so much of New York. I love you London’ – before playing a transition from the City Of Gods to Empire State Of Mind

Superwoman: The hitmaker told the audience, 'If you believe in hope, this song is for you.  We're never going to let go of our dream'

Superwoman: The hitmaker told the audience, ‘If you believe in hope, this song is for you. We’re never going to let go of our dream’

Memorable: The singer's performance was one amid many star-studded performances at Saturday's concert, which featured acts such as Elton John, Queen and Diana Ross

Memorable: The singer’s performance was one amid many star-studded performances at Saturday’s concert, which featured acts such as Elton John, Queen and Diana Ross

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