In pictures: Pop star performers meet Queen after Jubilee concert

THE Queen greeted the cast of pop star performers who helped celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in star-studded style.

Elton John sang “I’m Still Standing,” Stevie Wonder crooned “Isn’t She Lovely,” and Paul McCartney sent “All My Loving” as musical royalty celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign with a concert outside Buckingham Palace on Monday evening.

Some 12,000 contest winners watched the show from an enclosed area, while a huge crowd stretched down the Mall, the wide boulevard leading up to the palace.

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The lineup featured a full hand of knights - McCartney, John, Cliff Richard and Tom Jones, all “Sirs” - along with Dame Shirley Bassey and younger artists including JLS and Kylie Minogue.

The show opened in a blaze of sound and color, as a scarlet-clad military band joined Robbie Williams onstage for his hit “Let Me Entertain You.” Black Eyed Peas star performed “I Gotta Feeling” with songstress Jessie J.

In true something-for-everyone mode, performances ranged from pianist Lang Lang playing Gershwin to American soprano Renee Fleming to 64-year-old Grace Jones hula-hooping her way through “Slave to the Rhythm.”

It was the veteran entertainers who went down best. The crowd roared along to Cliff Richard’s “Congratulations,” and cheered Bassey singing - fittingly - “Diamonds are Forever.” Prince Harry could be seen singing along - “Why, why why?” - as Tom Jones belted out “Delilah,” while Prince William and his wife Catherine joined in on John’s “Crocodile Rock.”

Ska band Madness performed 80s hit “Our House” on the palace roof, changing the lyrics to “Our house, in the middle of one’s street.”

McCartney closed the concert playing “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” on a Union Jack guitar before the queen took the stage with her family bar Prince Philip who was taken into hospital on Monday due to a bladder infection.