Queen Elizabeth to attend pop concert for 92nd birthday

Lawrence Kim
April 22, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 92 on Saturday, will attend a star-studded concert in London, as part of her birthday celebrations.

Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David also are set to perform for the "Queen's Birthday Party" at Royal Albert Hall.

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest reigning monarch and the world's oldest serving sovereign. 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.

Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, the band played "Happy Birthday" during the changing of the guard.

Not many know that Elizabeth Alexandra Mary has seen the terms of 16 USA presidents and 21 United Kingdom prime ministers.

The queen has been the symbolic head of the Commonwealth since her father king George VI's death in 1952, but its leaders agreed on Friday that her son and heir Prince Charles should succeed her.

Other performances were given by South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Essex star Anne-Marie.

The concert comes at the end of 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. That usually falls on the second Saturday in June, when she joins the Trooping the Color military parade in central London.

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