Michael Jackson escorted Dame Elizabeth Taylor at a gala charity concert honouring the career, life, and fundraising achievement of Ms. Taylor at the Royal Albert Hall in London on May 26, 2000.
The pair arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in London arm in arm and stopped briefly to pose for a few pictures before heading inside. They sat in a private box on a first tier balcony and Michael stayed at her side the entire evening.
The event, which was called "Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration," boasted a wide variety of musical genres. Performers taking part in the tribute included Tony Bennett, Jamiroquai, Reba McEntire, and Andrea Bocelli. Between performances, a giant screen showed clips from some of Elizabeth's greatest movies.
At the end of the show, Elizabeth took the stage to address the crowd. After giving her speech she was joined onstage by Michael. He spoke not a word. He simply handed her a large bouquet of white flowers and gave her a big hug. He was very respectful of the fact that this was Elizabeth's night and he was obviously very proud of his friend.
All proceeds from the tribute concert will go towards the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.