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?
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle attended The Queen’s Birthday concert tonight. The Queen sat next to The Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales at the @RoyalAlbertHall for the concert, which celebrates Her Majesty’s 92nd Birthday. Prince Harry then made a speech to mark the launch of @queens_commonwealth_trust, a new organisation created in The Queen’s name, of which Prince Harry is President. #QueensBirthday ??pa
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."
Tonight, on The Queen’s 92nd birthday, a special concert was held at the @royalalberthall to celebrate. Members of the Royal Family, including The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, attended the concert. Performers included @realsirtomjones, @kylieminogue and @craigdavid. “Would you all give Her Majesty three unbelievably rousing cheers on Her Birthday. Hip hip hip...hooray!” - The Prince of Wales Prince Harry also gave a speech talking about The Queen's Commonwealth Trust - of which HRH is now president. #QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty
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.
Today is the last day of The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. After attending the State Dinner for Heads of Government hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace last night, this morning Representatives and Heads of Government from around the Commonwealth travelled to Windsor Castle to discuss issues of common interest. This photograph, taken yesterday, captures the Commonwealth leaders with The Queen during the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace. To read about The Royal Family during #CHOGM2018 week, follow the link in bio.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2018
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").
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.
"Your Majesty ! Mummy.” Prince Charles is hilarious! . Celebrating the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Albert Hall in London~ (??: @europe.monarchies_ ) . . . #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #QueensBirthday#britishroyalfamily #britishroyals #brf #queenelizabeth #queenelizabethii #thequeen #royalfamily #instaroyals #happybirthday #thenandnow
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.
This evening at Buckingham Palace, The Queen hosted a dinner for representatives and Heads of Government to celebrate the Commonwealth during #CHOGM2018 week. Her Majesty, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, met representatives from all 53 Commonwealth Nations. The dinner was also attended by The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, The Duke of York, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
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.
Photo from @kensingtonroyal