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Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded birthday party concert

Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among the singers performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the ‘Queen’s Birthday Party’.

world Updated: Apr 22, 2018 08:57 IST
Associated Press, London
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Queen Elizabeth II greets guests in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in London as she hosts a dinner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on April 19, 2018. (Reuters)

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the “Queen’s Birthday Party.”

Prince Harry is expected to speak at Saturday evening’s event, in his new role as president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

Special gun salutes are also being staged midday Saturday in central London to mark the occasion.

The queen celebrates two birthdays every year: Her actual birthday on April 21, which she usually marks privately with her family, and her “official birthday” in the summer. That usually falls on the second Saturday in June, when she joins the Trooping the Colour military parade in central London.

First Published: Apr 21, 2018 17:53 IST