AceShowbiz - Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, and Shawn Mendes helped Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her 92nd birthday on Saturday, April 21 with a special concert in London. The event was attended by by the British monarch herself, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle.
The Queen's husband, Prince Philip, was notably absent from the event; he is still recovering from recent hip replacement surgery, while Prince William's wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, also skipped the concert as she is due to give birth to the couple's third child imminently.
Other singers who also hit the stage at the Royal Albert Hall include Craig David, Sting and Shaggy, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and pop star Anne-Marie. Proceeds from the gig, which was broadcast live on the BBC, benefit new youth charity The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, for which her grandson Prince Harry serves as president.
After the show, Shawn took to social media to share a snap of himself onstage, and captioned it, "What an honour, such an incredible night."
What an honour, such an incredible night ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GHaBQiUCKS— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) 21 April 2018
The musical bash, which was held on the Queen's actual birthday, isn't the only event organised to mark her special day. She also has an additional official celebration held on the first Saturday of June every year.