The Queen is celebrating her 92nd birthday in surprising style this weekend

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    This weekend will see the Queen’s birthday, with the monarch turning 92 on Saturday, the first of of her two birthdays this year.

    Yes, the Queen has two birthdays a year, celebrating on the actual day, April 21st, and then also having an official birthday in June to publicly mark the occasion, commemorated with the annual Trooping the Colour parade, taking place this year on 9th June.

    While we still have some time to wait till the national festivities, the Queen will be celebrating this weekend with her nearest and dearest.

    But how will she actually be marking the day? With a star-studded concert of course, attending a night of music in her honour at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by her family.

    ‘The concert, known as The Queen’s Birthday Party, will be attended by HM and other Members of the Royal Family and will include performances from leading artists from around the Commonwealth,’ the official Royal Family twitter announced.

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    It should be an action-packed evening, with world renowned acts from Kylie Minogue and Shawn Mendez to Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Sting & Shaggy, set to perform.

    While royal family members are said to be attending the festivities with the Queen, there’s no word yet as to which members will be present.

    With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set to welcome their third child at any moment, it seems unlikely that either will attend, same with Prince Philip who is currently recovering from hip surgery. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle however look likely to attend, busying themselves with engagements ahead of their wedding next month.

    While tickets for the concert are not available, it will be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm on Saturday, or you can tune in to BBC Radio 2.

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