Queen Elizabeth II marks 92 years with celebrity concert

Laverne Mann
April 23, 2018

Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David performed for the "Queen's Birthday Party" at Royal Albert Hall.

Prince Harry led tributes to his grandmother in his new role as president of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

Despite the public fireworks, "The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately", says the website.

The Queen, who sat in the royal box with the royal couple, son Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge had left her seat by the time Sting and Shaggy returned for a medley of their biggest hits, including Mr Boombastic, Angel and Every Breath You Take.

The Prince was in the audience with his wife-to-be Meghan Markle, and the second in line to the throne Prince William, whose heavily pregnant wife Kate was absent.

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

The queen became the longest-reigning living monarch after the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Elizabeth became queen on February 6, 1952 after her father, King George VI, died.

Admittedly, he is 69 years old himself and perfectly capable of embarrassing his own children, you'd imagine, but The Queen rolled her eyes and tutted at him when he referred to her as "Your Majesty" and - even worse - "Mummy" at the monarch's 92nd birthday celebrations.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Royal Albert Hall in London to attend a concert to celebrate her 92nd birthday, Saturday April 21, 2018. Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, who in recovery from hip replacement surgery, also skipped out on the event.

The concert capped off a week in which leaders and dignitaries from 53 countries came to London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, and featured performers from the network of mostly former British colonies.

The Queen also has an "official" birthday in June, which is marked with a large parade of soldiers through central London, known as Trooping the Colour.

The celebration Saturday is of her real birthday since she was born on April 21, 1926.

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