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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her 92nd Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her 92nd Birthday”

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday.

Other performances were given by South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Essex star Anne-Marie.

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.

As is customary with monarch's birthdays, soldiers from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company fired gun salutes in London's Hyde Park and the Tower of London earlier on Saturday.

The concert comes at the end of the week when the United Kingdom hosted 53 countries for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

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

The summit was overshadowed by a row over Britain's treatment of Caribbean immigrants, while Charles himself also came under scrutiny.

"I met with Her Majesty this week in London, as did many Commonwealth leaders from around the world". Elizabeth has said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles would follow her in the role, the BBC reports.

She wrote in The Guardian that she felt humiliated and angry, adding that "some people, including the prince, urgently need a history lesson about immigration".

To mark the occasion, the Royal Family Twitter account released archive photos of a young Queen Elizabeth and paid tribute to her lifelong dedication to public service.



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