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Keep Calm And Rock On! The Queen Celebrated Her 92nd Birthday At A Rock Show!

Who said this queen didn't know how to have fun?

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest reigning monarch, had a blast on her 92nd birthday and it was way better than anyone could have imagined!

She was surprised with a two-hour long concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London where she was joined by 40 members of the British royal family, as well as lucky members of the British public who were able to purchase tickets to the show. The concert was endearingly dubbed as "The Queen's Birthday Party."

 

 

The queens party!!!

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The full production was brought to life by a myriad of acts from the UK and across Commonwealth nations—a truly special treat considering that the Queen's birthday came at the end of the week of the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, and more importantly, because the Queen is known to have dedicated her life as a public servant to serving the people of the Commonwealth.

She made the promise when she was 21 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the evening, the Queen enjoyed hits from every decade of her reign.

Songs ranged from pop to orchestra and rock to R&B, with talents like Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Sting, Shaggy, Craig David, Anne Marie, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jamie Cullum, and even the BBC Concert Orchestra and the George Formby fan club, led by Frank Skinner, Harry Hill and Ed Balls—the last of which the Queen enjoyed the most! (She was seen bobbing her head to their rendition of quirky 1930s hit "When I'm Cleaning Windows").

 

 

 

Happy 92nd Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen! #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #QueensBirthday

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Backstage moments before opening the celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s 92nd birthday

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Such a pleasure! @theofficialsting

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Aside from the performances, the Queen was also treated to loving speeches from her son, Princes Charles, and her grandson, Prince Harry.

Charles got a round of applause when he referred to the royal matriarch as, "Your Majesty, mummy," while Harry stayed true to character and made his audience laugh when he said, ""Tonight we are celebrating the Queen's Birthday but Your Majesty, if you do not mind me saying, you are not someone who is easy to buy gifts for."

 

 

The groom-to-be, who was accompanied by his fiancé Meghan Markle, ended his birthday greeting by announcing that he did, in fact, have the perfect birthday present for his grandma: the launch of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust Charity of which he was made president of. The charity was established to continue the Queen's legacy by supporting young emerging leaders in all 53 Commonwealth nations.

 

 

The festive night ended with the Royal Albert Hall audience singing "Happy Birthday" to the Queen as she approached the stage, and a colorful shower of balloons and indoor fireworks.

"The Queen's Birthday Party" concert was the first of two celebrations for her. Following a centuries-old royal tradition, she celebrates her real birthday dated April 21 with family, and celebrates an "official" state birthday with the British public in the second Saturday of June with Trooping the Colour, a full military parade.

 

 

Missing in attendance were her husband, Prince Philip, as he stayed home to recover from a major hip surgery, and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton who was then about to give birth.

The huge birthday bash comes after the Queen's devastating loss of her last royal corgi Willow, and a month before Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding in Windsor Castle in May.

 

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Photo from @kensingtonroyal