Sting and Shaggy Perform at Queen's Elizabeth's Birthday Party

Todd Singleton
April 23, 2018

Artists like Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Sting and Shaggy, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Anne-Marie, Craig David and Donel Mangena took the stage in celebration of the queen. The major beneficiary of Saturday's event, televised live on BBC TV and radio, will be the Queen's Commonwealth Trust youth charity, of which her grandson Prince Harry was appointed president this week.

"Today, we join millions of people in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada".

At the concert's venue at Royal Albert Hall, you can see Markle standing beside Harry in the same box as the 92-year-old monarch and the rest of the royal family.

At the event, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out in matching blue ensembles.

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

The queen actually celebrates two birthdays, her real birthday and an official birthday. And at that precise moment, Queen Elizabeth's eyes got extremely wide, drawing huge laughs from the crowd. Hyde Park, the Tower of London, and the town of Windsor staged honorary gun salutes to mark the special occasion.

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

Prince William was also in attendance, riding in the auto with Harry and Markle, but his wife Kate Middleton, pregnant with their third child, opted to stay home.

Queen Elizabeth II, with her eldest son Prince Charles at her side, waved to the crowd as they celebrated her 92nd birthday in song.

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

Last week, she attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which brought together the leaders of 53 countries, including former British colonies.

He said: "I have a feeling that in 1948 when you were 22, you didn't somehow expect at your 92nd birthday to find your son in his 70th year".

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