Diamond Jubilee: Queen meets icons of the arts world
23 May 2012 Last updated at 23:22 BST
The Queen has met hundreds of leading cultural figures at one of the most glittering gatherings of actors, writers and artists the UK has seen.
Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Paul McCartney and David Hockney were among the 850 luminaries invited to the reception to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
Bono and Alan Bennett also attended the event at London's Royal Academy, along with rapper Tinie Tempah.
Will Gompertz reports.