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Rod Stewart, 77, looked fit as he posed for a photo with wife Penny Lancaster, 51, sister Mary, 92, eldest daughter Kimberly, 42, youngest son Aiden, 11, his daughter Ruby, 34, and other family friends.

The snap was shared by Penny after Rod’s performance at the prestigious Platinum Party in the Park to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

The Loose Women panelist posted the photo to her 156,000 followers with the caption: “Happy jubilee celebrations #platinumjubilee #family #buckinghampalace #thequeen.”

Rod had just sung Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline for the BBC concert.

Her performance appeared to be a hit with the crowd and even Prince William and George sang from the balcony while Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles waved Union Jack flags to the beat.

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However, it has divided opinion among social media users with many taking to Penny’s post to share their thoughts.

Beth absolutely loved the show and completed Rod by saying, “He was so good!!! Dear Caroline!! It brought me to tears!!”

Gillianne shared the same sentiment, adding, “You were fabulous tonight Rod, I love you to pieces.”

Debbie also came to Rod’s defense: “The crowd enjoyed it and you’re all being rude.”

Addressing the crowd ahead of his performance, the hitmaker confessed: ‘It’s not fun to sing but the BBC made me sing it.

“Join us and make it comfortable for me.”

Sweet Caroline was chosen as a tribute to the Queen by BBC Radio Two listeners.

Rod’s hesitation stems from the fact that the iconic song has become an anthem for Rangers FC – the rivals of Sir Rod’s favorite team Celtic.

Other acts on Saturday night included Duran Duran, Diana Ross, Queen and Adam Lambert and Eurovision hero Sam Ryder.

The concert drew the BBC’s biggest audience of the year, peaking at 13.4 million.

As the Jubilee celebrations draw to a close today, a huge spectacle unfolds in central London and thousands of street parties are held across the country.