The world’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, turns 92 in April and what better way to celebrate than a live concert event? The BBC are throwing Her Majesty quite a star studded party to celebrate the occasion. It’s sure to be a top-notch affair! However, some of the performers might not be who you’d imagine Her Majesty would listen to.
One interesting pick is Shaggy, who will be performing with Sting just a day after their joint album (um, what?) comes out. Though it isn’t clear if he will be performing any of his classics, such as “It Wasn’t Me” or “Boombastic”, many thought he was an inspired choice for a 92nd birthday party.
How many other great grandmothers would spend their 92nd birthday at a gig watching a Jamaican-American reggae rapper?
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) March 21, 2018
I had no idea the Queen was a fan of Shaggy. Good for her, not being boxed in by old lady stereotypes. https://t.co/x2xzHy8FN0
— Craig Smith (@CraigRWS) March 21, 2018
The fact that Shaggy is performing at the queen’s 92nd birthday celebrations is the news the world needed right now pic.twitter.com/7Z07QNVBV3
— Alice Mary 🌷🌿 (@spoonfulofalice) March 21, 2018
The lineup also includes performers from all over the Commonwealth including Canada’s very own Shawn Mendes, Australian icon Kylie Minogue, British rapper Craig David, Sir Tom Jones, pop-singer Anne-Marie and South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
It’s still unclear which other Royals will be in attendance. Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s third baby is expected to arrive around the time of the show and the very popular Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be busy getting ready for their royal wedding taking place a month later. However, we have a feeling they won’t be able to miss the party, especially so they can see how Queen Elizabeth II reacts to Shaggy.
The concert, which takes place on the Her Majesty’s actual birthday, April 21st, will be broadcast live on the BBC. Those who are lucky enough will be able to buy tickets to the event at Royal Albert Hall and will be able to tell everyone they know they’ve been to a royal birthday party.