Meet our musical friends! Kylie and Gary Barlow introduce The Queen to Jubilee concert performers as she receives them with a broad smile and a warm handshake
08:51 GMT, 5 June 2012
She might not have managed to see every act perform but The Queen made a valiant effort to greet everyone involved in the Diamond Jubilee Concert last night.
Queen Elizabeth II, 86, was seen greeting and thanking all the performers backstage at Buckingham Palace last night.
Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue appeared to be tasked with introducing many of the musicians, singers and comedians to the monarch.
Making introductions: Kylie Minogue was tasked with introducing The Queen to performers, singers and musicians backstage at the Diamond Jubilee concert last night
Of course The Queen has met many of the stars before with many entitled names on the line-up for the star studded bash.
But no matter who the act each person was greeted with a broad smile from The Queen and a warm handshake.
Kylie, who had swapped her Pearly Queen-inspired outfit for a flowing white gown with a modest slash at the neckline was seen guiding Queen Elizabeth around.
Strewth! Kylie escorted Her Majesty around backstage and was seen chatting to Rolf Harris
Did you like the song Gary Barlow, who organised the concert was seen introducing Queen Elizabeth to Andrew Llloyd Webber, with whom he co-wrote Sing
The pop princess introduced the monarch to William, Rob Brydon and Cheryl Cole before finding fellow Australian Rolf Harris.
Gary Barlow, who has been very involved in the concert from its inception to performing twice on stage, was also on hand to help The Queen.
Big smiles: Stevie Wonder, who sang Happy Birthday to The Queen beamed as he met her backstage following the concert
Old friends: The Queen is familiar with many of her musical subjects after giving many of them titles including Sir Paul McCartney
Was it something he said: Peter Kay, who was dressed as a Beefeater raised more than a smile from Queen Elizabeth
The Take That singer was seen with Andrew Lloyd Webber who bowed down to Queen Elizabeth as she approached him.
Gary and Andrew penned Sing, a song written specifically for the Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen had arrived mid-way through the star-studded concert after having seen her husband go into hospital.
Prince Phillip was taken ill with a bladder infection and missed the celebrations completely.
Best of British: The Queen with Sir Cliff Richard, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Tom Jones and Sir Paul McCartney with Sir Elton John in the foreground
Pleasure to meet you m'am: Cheryl was seen bowing as she greeted The Queen backstage
But despite the poor health of her husband The Queen displayed the utmost composure.
In fact the monarch had more than a smile on her face as she greeted comedian Peter Kay, she burst into laughter.
Whether it was his impressive Beefeater costume or his jokes that had Her Majesty in stitches remains to be seen but either way it was a lovely sight to see the monarch in such a jovial mood.
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