Diamond Jubilee: Queen meets A-listers of the arts
This is my report on the great, the good and the glamorous meeting the Queen at a reception to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Vivienne Westwood and David Hockney were among the 850 luminaries at one of the most glittering gatherings of actors, writers and artists the UK has seen.
Bono, Gareth Malone and Alan Bennett also attended the event at London's Royal Academy, along with rapper Tinie Tempah.
And the Queen had her photograph taken with 20 artistic dames, including the singers Dames Shirley Bassey and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, artist Dame Paula Rego and, from the acting world, Dames Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Diana Rigg.
See also Arts A-list gathers for the Queen