Queen Elizabeth II to attend pop concert for 92nd birthday

Pat Wise
April 22, 2018

People took to social media on Saturday evening to air their confusion over one of the acts asked to perform at The Queen's 92nd birthday party.

She will mark Saturday with a birthday concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

She ascended to the throne in 1952, after her father's sudden death.

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.

She has reigned for more than 65 years and is the longest-serving British monarch ever, breaking the record set by Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, in 2015.

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.

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The concert at the Royal Albert Hall will raise money for a new youth charity, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

The 14-year-old donned a navy dress, which matched her mothers, as she entered the Royal Albert Hall this evening for a special birthday concert.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles, the 69-year-old heir to the British throne, has been approved as the next head of the 53-nation Commonwealth of the United Kingdom and its former colonies.

Australia's Kylie, Canadian pop chart-topper Shawn Mendes, South African all-male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo and US-Jamaican reggae star Shaggy were to join British stars including Jones, Craig David and Sting.

The Queen was born in London on April 21, 1926.

The Queen has two birthdays. Elizabeth has said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles would follow her in the role, the BBC reports.

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