'You Continue to Make History': Prince Charles Pays Tribute to the Queen

Prince Charles paid an emotional personal tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth

on Saturday during celebrations to mark her Platinum Jubilee,

praising the monarch for uniting the nation and continuing to make history during her 70-year reign.

Charles spoke at a pop concert that opened with a comic sketch of the 96-year-old monarch having tea

with Paddington Bear and tapping out the tune to the Queen anthem "We Will Rock You" on her China teacup.

The heir-to-the-throne appeared toward the end of the concert outside Buckingham Palace.

As images of Elizabeth's reign were displayed onto the walls,

Charles, 73, said the Jubilee had given the country the chance to say thank you.

Your majesty, you have been with us in our difficult times.