Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert

What the newest royal baby means for succession to the British throneICYMI Kate's in labour

Amidst balloons and fireworks, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles joined Sting, Shaggy, Kylie, Sir Tom Jones, Craig David and a choir featuring comedian Harry Hill and former Labour Minister Ed Balls onstage at the Royal Albert Hall to be serenaded with a burst of Happy Birthday.

According to TIME, the Queen's other birthday celebrates the moment she became a monarch.

Meanwhile, the Queen will be celebrating her real birthday on Saturday by holding a massive party for her family and friends.

Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday as a monarch falls on June 9.

The event is a break in tradition for the queen who usually spends her birthday privately with little public celebration, although there were nationwide events to mark her 90th.

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head
Prince Charles has been approved to take over from the Queen as the next head of the Commonwealth , according to Sky sources. The head of the Commonwealth usually makes regular visits to the member states to foster these connections personally.

Central Berlin evacuated for World War II bomb removal
The discovery of bombs from the second World War is not an uncommon occurrence in Germany with hundreds found ever year. Berlin is set to hold a large-scale evacuation Friday to allow experts to defuse a 1,100-pound World War II explosive.

Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him
The truth is that the report fails to adequately deal with signs (including sworn testimony) and documents that prove that Mr. McCabe - were unprecedented, unseemly, and cruel", Michael Bromwich, an attorney for McCabe, said in a statement .

The monarch's grandson Prince Harry, who will marry U.S. actress Meghan Markle at Windsor on May 19, is the trust's new president and was due to give a speech at the concert.

Queen Elizabeth's official birthday this year came on the tails of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, which brought the leaders of the 53 Commonwealth countries together in England.

Luckily, in the Spring there is a traditional military parade called "Trooping the Colour" - a big old march of all of the regiments in the British Army on Horse Guards Parade in London.

"It is my honest wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949", she said.

No word on which members of the royal family will be attending, but with Kate Middleton due to give birth any day now, we suspect that she and possibly Prince William will be absent.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bucks crush Celtics in Game 3, series now 2-1 Boston
Apr 22, 2018 - 04:04
By the time halftime rolled around, most Green Teamers were probably asking if it was okay to forget about this game already. When the third quarter rolled around, the Celtics had already committed 13 turnovers, compared to the Bucks' six.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top European Union welcomes NK's decision to stop nuclear, missile tests
Apr 22, 2018 - 03:58
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed North Korea's decision to suspend all nuclear testing as a move in the right direction. He also praised the establishment of a direct telephone link between the leaders of North and South Korea .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taylor Swift Stalker Breaks Into Singer's Home, Takes Nap
Apr 22, 2018 - 03:52
When officers arrived, they found a ladder up to a broken window and the man asleep in Swift's bed, police said. The suspect, Julius Alexander Sandrock, was arrested on Saturday and taken into custody for felony stalking.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine was Navy fighter
Apr 21, 2018 - 10:35
Passengers said Shults walked through the aisle and talked with them to make sure they were OK after the plane touched down. Women account for similar shares of pilots employed by WestJet, Air Transat and Jazz. "I did not say another word".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump terms Democrats' lawsuit as 'good news'
Apr 21, 2018 - 10:34
Trump's tweet also refers to "the Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man". Also named as defendants were Donald Trump Jr., Trump associate Roger Stone and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Romanian leaders fight over embassy move to Jerusalem
Apr 21, 2018 - 10:33
Iohannis had "not been consulted or informed over this process", his office said in an April 20 statement . However, according to the Constitution, the final decision belongs to the president of Romania .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bajau 'sea nomads' developed enlarged spleens for deep diving
Apr 21, 2018 - 10:32
Ms Illardo says the findings of the study could be used to help patients with hypoxia, a temporary oxygen deficiency. This is the first time that a study has shown that genetics and evolution plays a role in spleen size of the divers.

BJP, Congress cross swords over Justice Loya verdict
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:35
He also asked how seeking an independent probe into the "suspicious" death of a district judge can be politically motivated. He also demanded apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi for maligning Indian Judiciary.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Get a Handle on board Assembly to austerity plans for Puerto Rico
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:33
Morales is one of thousands still waiting for water and power as the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Army's top engineer said in February that their role was never to completely rebuild the power system.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Castro Socialism Will Be Goal for Cuba's New President
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:32
The party selected six vice presidents, only one of whom, Ramiro Valdes Menendez, 85, fought in the revolution . His nomination as the head of the 31-member Council of State was officially confirmed on Thursday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top At Our Best We Can Beat Atletico Madrid - Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:32
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson is far more concerned than Wenger by the poor attendances. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cuba nominates Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:31
As in Cuba's legislative elections, all of the leaders selected Wednesday were selected by a government-appointed commission. This week, after almost 60 years in power and with far less drama, the Castro era will come to an end.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carrie Underwood's New Album "Cry Pretty" Gets September 14 Release Date
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:25
Later on in the interview, the singer added that the hardest part about the aftermath of the fall was losing the use of her wrist. The 35-year-old reveals she took one bad step, not realizing how badly she had hurt herself until she looked in the mirror.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eagles To Face Jaguars In London On October 28
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:24
The Jaguars will host the Philadelphia Eagles in London in a Week 8 clash of Super Bowl contenders. It will be an afternoon game in London, making for a 9:30 a.m. kickoff in the Eastern time zone.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ESU students organizing rally, march for "sensible gun reform"
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:21
Fremont: Teachers and students will stage a "walk-in" in solidarity at American High School. This isn't a conclusive list; some of the schools might not actually participate.