One Direction to perform for the Queen at Diamond Jubilee concert?

One Direction

X Factor stars One Direction are set to join the line up at this year's Diamond Jubilee concert and perform for the Queen, it's been claimed.

The X Factor finalists this week made history as they became the first UK act ever to debut on top of the US album charts, with their record Up All Night shifting an impressive 170,000 copies in just one week.

The boys are now being lined up for this June's Diamond Jubilees celebrations, which includes a massive concert outside Buckingham Palace.

The group's Harry Styles told the Daily Mirror today that the group would love to meet the Royal Family, as well as perform alongside Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney at the Jubilee gig.

“I’d love to meet Her Royal Highness. And I grew up listening to the Beatles ’cos my dad used to play them over and over again," he said. “I still listen to them now. They’re quite an inspiration.

“It’d be amazing if Paul McCartney was up for doing something... I love him. That would be incredible.

“We’ve got a lot of big plans but I’m sure anything would be struck out of the diary if an invitation came along.”

Fortunately for [tag]One Direction[/tag], the concert organiser is none other than X Factor judge Gary Barlow, who has been in talks with Simon Cowell about getting the boys to perform.

“Obviously Gary has close connections with Simon Cowell and The X Factor, and is keen to get One Direction signed up," an insider told the newspaper today. “A few things need to be moved around but hopefully the boys will be signed up by the end of the month.”

For the time being however, the group are still coming to terms with their worldwide success.

“It’s a massive cliche but it’s 100% the stuff of dreams, an unbelievable feeling," Harry continued.

He added: “We’re five normal lads from the UK given this massive opportunity and know that without the fans we’d be nowhere. We feel incredibly grateful.”

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