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The concert, led by Sir Paul and boasting world class performers such as Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Jessie J and Ed Sheeran, was a traditional rock concert, complete with the deafening electric guitar riffs that accompany such a show.
And although the monarch loves listening to music – indeed, it is said she has an iPod stocked with showtunes from the likes of Oklahoma, Cabaret and Hello Dolly – she is usually partial to something with a little less electric guitar.
But as ever, our unflappable, dependable Monarch – William said recently that his grandmother ‘hates to let people down’ – appeared cheerful and engaged throughout the rock concert, despite the fact that Prince Philip was yesterday taken to hospital to receive treatment for a bladder infection.
Wearing a stunning gold gown which she later covered up with a black velvet cape, the Queen, who sat next to Prince Charles and Camilla for the occasion, looked to be thoroughly enjoying the show.