‘Hey Sexy Lady’ singer Shaggy to perform at the Queen’s 92nd birthday
The Queen may be turning 92 year but that is not stopping the British monarch from having a rocking birthday. Literally. The Buckingham palace announced its lineup of celebrations for the Queen’s birthdays and it is nothing short of a musical extravaganza. It will be part of a Commonwealth concert to honour her on turning a year older on April 21.
This morning, The Queen visited the @royalacademyarts to open the new Burlington Gardens building and mark the Academy's 250th anniversary. The Royal Academy of Arts was founded in 1768 by King George III as a place to promote the appreciation and practise of the visual arts and architecture through exhibitions, education and debate. To this day, The Queen continues as the Academy's 'Patron, Protector and Supporter'. During the visit, HM had the opportunity to view the Academy's current exhibition, 'Charles I: King and Collector', which includes a number of paintings lent by the @royal_collection_trust.
But the celebrations will take place a day later on April 22. The celebrations will kick start with a rather unlikely concoction of performances in contrast to the Queen’s preferences. It has been reported that reggae rappers Shaggy and Craig David will be in attendance. They will be joined by other top singers namely Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Anne-Marie, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Sting.
Her Majesty is reported to enjoy renditions of The White Cliffs of Dover by Dame Vera Lynn but that is clearly not what she is going to get this time. She will be joined by other members of the Royal household though it is not known if the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton will be present as it will be near her delivery date. Prince Harry and his soon to be betrothal American actress Meghan Markle however, are expected to be present.
The BBC has even been granted the rights of broadcasting the celebrations. If we are fortunate enough then we might just catch the nonagenarian monarch bobbing her head to the tunes of these singers. The celebrations will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London.