Queen celebrates her 92nd birthday with Sting, Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue concert

Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum.

The event was a break from tradition as the Queen usually celebrates her actual birthday in private. Source: 1 NEWS

Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David performed for the "Queen's Birthday Party" at Royal Albert Hall.

The Queen - the world's longest-reigning living monarch -  was in the audience along with other members of the royal family.

Prince Harry led tributes to his grandmother in his new role as president of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

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.

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 Color military parade in central London.

The Queen's official 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.