The Queen took to the stage at her own star-studded 92nd birthday during an action-packed showbiz extravaganza at the Royal Albert Hall.
Attendees included Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and other members of the royal family. She had left the stage, however, when Sting and Shaggy began a medley of their greatest hits.
The queen usually celebrates her birthday in private, saving the pomp for her official birthday in June, but the concert was held in aid of a new youth charity, The Queen´s Commonwealth Trust.
He joked that she could not have predicted in 1948, when Charles was born, decades later a 92-year-old queen would be sharing a stage with her 70-year-old son.
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Today honored the actual day of her birth, and a separate celebration in the summer is slated as a public party for her "official birthday" when she takes part in the Trooping the Color military parade in London.
The concert came at the end of the week when the United Kingdom hosted 53 countries for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
And the concert is reflecting this, with performances by artists from across the Commonwealth.
Ahead of the celebrations, British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the queen's "service, dedication (and) constancy" as head of the 53-nation, British-led Commonwealth since 1952.
Prince Charles urged the crowd to give the Queen, seated next to her grandson Prince William, three "unbelievably rousing cheers".
As is customary with monarch's birthdays, soldiers from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company fired gun salutes in London's Hyde Park and the Tower of London earlier on Saturday.