Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip kept up with the latest in popular entertainment at last Tuesday’s Royal Variety Show. The annual show brings together performances from the film and music industry. This year, it was held in Blackpool, England, the first time in the town since 1955.


Among this year’s Royal Variety performers were Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Buble, Katherine Jenkins, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga.

I always like to see Queen Elizabeth at the Variety Show. I like to think it helps her keep in touch, and that it’s not all Beethoven and Bach for the British royal family.


Queen Elizabeth is introduced to Miley Cyrus:


With Bette Midler and British comedian Peter Kay:


With Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins:


Lady Gaga curtseys to the Queen:


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