Watch: Online confusion as Irish tricolour seemingly used to represent Northern Ireland during Platinum Jubilee concert
Users on social media have poked fun after organisers behind the Queen’s Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on Saturday appear to have used the Irish tricolour to represent Northern Ireland.
he incident – first spotted and reported by the News Letter – happened during a segment by the actor and comedian Doc Brown, who was performing a spoken word poem celebrating UK sport.
As he was speaking, images were projected on the screen behind him, including an England and Wales football badge, a Scottish flag and the Irish tricolour, as the performer referred to the “three lions” and then added: “Same with the red dragon, shamrock and thistle.”
“Sport is the leveler, now to the finish, son of an immigrant proud to be British,” he continued.
The moment seemed to cause confusion among some online, as others laughed at what they considered a mistake by those behind the star-studded concert.
Twitter user Demot O’Callaghan wrote: “What’s that about, tricolour. Since when are we British?
Catherine Kelliher added: “Dear organisers of today’s event, I really enjoyed the Platinum Party but the Irish tricolour shouldn’t have been used to represent the UK.”
Terry Brennan asked: “@BBCOne did you just include the Irish tricolour in a song about being ‘proud to be British’?”
Another person wrote: “Did they really use the Irish tricolour to represent N. Ireland at the #PlatinumPartyatthePalace.”
The concert in front of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and Prince William, saw dozens of artists take to the stage to wow the tens of thousands watching live and the millions tuning in at home.
Queen and Adam Lambert delivered the stunning opening to the concert, with Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Mabel and George Ezra just some of those playing their hits to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
The BBC has been contacted for a response.