Prince’s Trust Rock Gala Review from the BBC

Veteran rockers Queen dusted off some rarely performed songs when they headlined a charity concert in London in aid of the Prince’s Trust.

Brian May and Roger Taylor performed It’s a Hard Life with Keane’s frontman Tom Chaplin at the first Prince’s Trust Rock Gala in more than 20 years.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended the gig at the Albert Hall on Wednesday night.

It was their first public event since Prince William revealed his engagement.

Other performers at the concert included Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Paloma Faith, Midge Ure, Alison Moyet, Level 42’s Mark King, Jools Holland, and Mike and the Mechanics.

Flamboyant artists

Tom Chaplin described Queen as the “heroes of my youth”.

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The Keane singer said: “I have notions of being a weirdly flamboyant frontman, and my voice is in the same register as Freddie’s was – it’s such a buzz to be backed by the actual band themselves.”

Queen also performed Seven Seas of Rhye with Midge Ure on vocals.

The show ended with all the performers on stage for a rendition of Queen anthem We Will Rock You.

The concert, which was filmed for a 3D TV broadcast, was hosted by comedians Rob Brydon and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage.

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