Monday, May 16, 2016

Queen's 90th birthday: Stars perform at Windsor Castle 

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The Queen and Prince CharlesImage copyrightPA
A host of stars performed for the Queen at a special event to mark the monarch's 90th birthday.
Kylie Minogue, Katherine Jenkins and Gary Barlow were among those who sang on a night of military and musical displays in Windsor Castle's grounds.
Actors including Dame Helen Mirren and Damian Lewis narrated historic moments from the Queen's life during the show.
The Queen's birthday was on 21 April, and formal celebrations will take place next month on her official birthday.
Sunday's show was hosted by Ant and Dec and broadcast live on ITV.
The Queen arriving at a show held for her 90th birthday at Windsor CastleImage copyrightPA
Image captionOfficers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police salute the Queen as she arrived for the event
Kylie MinogueImage copyrightAFP
Image captionKylie Minogue sang a version of her song I Believe In You
The Queen was joined at the event by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Writing in the official programme, Prince Charles wished his mother "the happiest of very special birthdays".
The show included hundreds of horses, a dancing Shetland pony, a pantomime horse and a pantomime corgi.
The Top Secret Drum bandImage copyrightPA
Image captionThe Top Secret Drum Corps, from Switzerland, drew cheers from the crowd
A pantomime horse and a pantomime corgiImage copyrightAFP
Image captionA pantomime corgi and a pantomime horse featured in the show
Acts from around the world entertained the 6,000 spectators, and the performers all gathered on the showground as a giant model birthday cake was brought out for the ending.
Dame Shirley Bassey sang the James Bond theme Diamonds Are Forever, before Happy Birthday was played, followed by the National Anthem.
Ant and DecImage copyrightPA
Image captionAnt and Dec hosted the show in the grounds of Windsor Castle
The finale of a show held for the Queen's birthday at Windsor CastleImage copyrightPA
Image captionA giant model of a birthday cake was brought out for the end of the show

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