Tuesday 6 December 2016

Pop princess Kylie Minogue to perform for Queen at 90th birthday celebration

Published 08/04/2016 | 00:11

Kylie Minogue will be performing at the Queen's 90th birthday celebration in the grounds of Windsor Castle
Kylie Minogue will be performing at the Queen's 90th birthday celebration in the grounds of Windsor Castle

Pop princess Kylie Minogue will perform for the Queen at a star-studded show to celebrate her 90th birthday.

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The Australian star, 47, will be joined at the televised event by tenor Andrea Bocelli, opera singer Katherine Jenkins and pop star Jess Glynne as the nation celebrates the milestone of its longest-lived monarch.

Ant and Dec will host the concert which will also include an appearance from Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in 2006 film The Queen.

The celebration, taking place on the private grounds of Windsor Castle and broadcast live on ITV, will tell the story of the Queen's life from her birth in 1926, through World War Two, to her coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years.

Other stars making an appearance will be singer Alfie Boe, Star Wars leading man John Boyega, singer-songwriter James Blunt and Downton Abbey star Jim Carter.

Also performing will be soul singer Beverley Knight, actor Martin Clunes and Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis.

Absolutely Fabulous comedian Jennifer Saunders, stage and screen actress Imelda Staunton and presenter Alan Titchmarsh will also participate in the celebration.

Hosts Ant and Dec said: "We are honoured to be hosting this special celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.

"This spectacular evening will bring together some of the best known names in the entertainment world who will perform with 900 horses and 1,500 participants to mark this very special birthday."

Performers in the arena will include The Oman Royal Cavalry, Chilean Huasos and Dancers, The New Zealand Army Band, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Azerbaijani Dancers and Djigitovka Horses and Riders, State Carriages from The Royal Mews, The South Australian Police Band, The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Fijian Armed Forces Band and Dancers, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

The show will take place on May 15.

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