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Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday: Star-studded concert, gun salutes mark the occasion

At the birthday event of Queen Elizabeth II, the audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing "Happy Birthday" to the longest reigning monarch in British history. Along with the Queen, members of the royal family and Britain's greatest artists were present at the gala.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London. Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David, Shawn Mendes and Kylie Minogue were among singers who performed at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the “Queen’s Birthday Party.” The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing "Happy Birthday" to the longest reigning monarch in British history.

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 Color military parade in central London.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Royal Albert Hall.

Queen Elizabeth II, with her eldest son Prince Charles at her side, waved to the crowd as they celebrated her 92nd birthday in song. Charles got an enthusiastic response when he introduced her as: "Your majesty, mummy."

The queen took center stage after a varied pop concert featuring British singers Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum along with Australian star Kylie Minogue, long a fan favorite here.

Queen Elizabeth II is presented with flowers by a young boy on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The show featured contemporary tunes, but included songs from earlier eras, including selections from "My Fair Lady" — one of the queen's favorites — and a sentimental rendering of "Wonderful World."

She was flanked in the royal box by Charles, heir to the throne, and Prince William, next in the line of succession.

The audience along with family members and performers at Royal Albert Hall sang "Happy Birthday" to the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Shaggy and Craig David also performed, and the festivities took a long stroll down memory lane, with audio from a speech Elizabeth made on her 21st birthday and video from her Golden Jubilee, when roughly 1 million people gathered outside Buckingham Palace to honor her.

Earlier in the day, honorary gun salutes were staged at Hyde Park, the Tower of London, a castle in Wales and the town of Windsor to mark the occasion.

C Troop 211 Battery, which forms part of 104 Regiment Royal Artillery, fire a 21-gun salute inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle, Wales, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 92nd birthday.

The Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh march inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle, Wales, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 92nd birthday.