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Queen Elizabeth treated to One Direction show at Royal Variety
Nov 20, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Queen Elizabeth leaving the 100th Royal Variety Performance
Britain's Queen Elizabeth was treated to a scintillating performance by One Direction at the 100th Royal Variety Performance last night (19.11.12).
The boy band - made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - treated the 86-year-old monarch to a rendition of their latest number one hit 'Little Things' as she and husband Prince Philip watched on from the royal box at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Following the group's performance, host David Walliams came out on stage dressed as a crazed female fan of the pop stars in a wig and red cardigan and jokingly put on a girly voice to speak to the fivesome.
He said: 'I've got a washing machine and I named it One Direction. You make me so happy.
'Was your song 'What Makes You Beautiful' written about me? I love you so much. Will you marry me?'
Dancing dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey - who won the chance to take part in the Royal Variety Performance after triumphing on TV talent show 'Britain's Got Talent' earlier this year - also impressed the queen with their acrobatic routine to a James Bond theme medley.
When asked prior to the show how Pudsey would greet the royal, Ashleigh told the Daily Mirror newspaper: 'He has been practicing his bows. Hopefully it will all go to plan or he will look like or he will look like he has fallen asleep.
'I will let the queen do the talking. If she wants to talk to me I will say something back and just make sure Pudsey is good as well.'
Other performers on the night included Take That singer Robbie Williams, 'Maggie May' hitmaker Rod Stewart, Girls Aloud and opera singer Katherine Jenkins.
Last night's spectacle will air on ITV on December 3.
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