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Queen's 90th birthday: Stars perform at Windsor Castle

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A host of stars performed for the Queen at a special event to mark the monarch's 90th birthday.

Kylie Minogue, Katherine Jenkins and Gary Barlow were among those who sang on a night of military and musical displays in Windsor Castle's grounds.

Actors including Dame Helen Mirren and Damian Lewis narrated historic moments from the Queen's life during the show.

The Queen's birthday was on 21 April, and formal celebrations will take place next month on her official birthday.

Sunday's show was hosted by Ant and Dec and broadcast live on ITV.

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image captionOfficers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police salute the Queen as she arrived for the event
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image captionKylie Minogue sang a version of her song I Believe In You

The Queen was joined at the event by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Writing in the official programme, Prince Charles wished his mother "the happiest of very special birthdays".

The show included hundreds of horses, a dancing Shetland pony, a pantomime horse and a pantomime corgi.

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image captionThe Top Secret Drum Corps, from Switzerland, drew cheers from the crowd
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image captionA pantomime corgi and a pantomime horse featured in the show

Acts from around the world entertained the 6,000 spectators, and the performers all gathered on the showground as a giant model birthday cake was brought out for the ending.

Dame Shirley Bassey sang the James Bond theme Diamonds Are Forever, before Happy Birthday was played, followed by the National Anthem.

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image captionAnt and Dec hosted the show in the grounds of Windsor Castle
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image captionA giant model of a birthday cake was brought out for the end of the show

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  • UK Royal Family
  • Queen Elizabeth II
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