Shaggy, Shawn Mendes, Sting among those who celebrated Queen's birthday

The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing Happy Birthday to the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Craig David among performers; Prince Harry, Meghan Markle attended as well

From left: Alfie Boe, Shaggy, Sting, Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue and Jamie Callum perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday for a concert to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. (John Stillwell/Pool via The Associated Press)

The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing Happy Birthday to the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Queen Elizabeth II, with her eldest son Prince Charles at her side, waved to the crowd as they celebrated her 92nd birthday in song.

Charles got an enthusiastic response when he introduced her as: "Your majesty, mummy."

The Queen took centre stage after a varied pop concert featuring British singers Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum along with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes and Australian star Kylie Minogue, long a fan favourite here.

The Queen, surrounded by members of the royal family including Prince Charles and Prince William, takes her seat. (John Stillwell/Pool/The Associated Press)

Shaggy and Craig David also performed, and the festivities took a long stroll down memory lane, with audio from a speech Elizabeth made on her 21st birthday and video from her Golden Jubilee, when roughly one million people gathered outside Buckingham Palace to honour her.

She was flanked in the royal box by Charles, heir to the throne, and Prince William, next in the line of succession.

Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle also attended, generating a roar of applause when they took their seats. The couple will wed May 19 at Windsor Castle.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Royal Albert Hall in London to attend a concert to celebrate her 92nd birthday, Saturday April 21, 2018. (John Stillwell/Pool via The Associated Press)

Prince William's wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, did not attend. She is expecting the couple's third child.

The Queen's husband, Prince Philip, was also missing. He is recovering from hip replacement surgery.

The show featured contemporary tunes, but included songs from earlier eras, including selections from My Fair Lady — one of the Queen's favourites — and a sentimental rendering of Wonderful World.

Earlier in the day, honorary gun salutes were staged at Hyde Park, the Tower of London, a castle in Wales and the town of Windsor to mark the occasion.

Canadian Shawn Mendes was among the performers. (Andrew Parsons/Pool via The Associated Press)

The Queen celebrates two birthdays every year: Her actual birthday on April 21, which she usually marks privately with her family, and her "official birthday" in the summer. That usually falls on the second Saturday in June, when she joins the Trooping the Colour military parade in central London.

Queen Elizabeth's real birthday this year came on the tails of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, which brought the leaders of the 53 Commonwealth countries together in England.

The Queen has led the disparate group, made up of Britain and its former colonies, since she took the throne in 1952.