Grace Jones performing

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British royalty meets pop royalty
Grace Jones hula hoops while singing her 1984 hit "Slave to the Rhythm" on June 4 during the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London. The 64-year-old Jamaican singer, who is best known for her slew of '70s dance hits and a striking, androgynous style, received a standing ovation after keeping the hula hoop going throughout the entire song.

Joining Jones to celebrate 60 years of rule by Queen Elizabeth II was Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Annie Lennox, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue and many others.

The concert featured live music from all six decades of the queen's reign, which began in 1952. After Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II is the only other monarch in the country's history to hit that milestone.

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(L-R) Princess Beatrice, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry

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Royal family celebrates their matriarch
Princess Beatrice (from left); Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Prince Harry cheer on the performers from the royal viewing box situated above an ecstatic crowd of spectators at the Diamond Jubilee concert.

The entire royal family attended the concert, with the exception of the queen's husband, Prince Philip, who was hospitalized on June 4 with an infection.

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Spectators cheering with Union Jack flags

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Reveling in a sea of Union Jack flags

A young girl is hoisted above a sea of Union Jack flags to get a better view of the Diamond Jubilee concert stage. Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers and admirers crowded around the Mall for the free concert in honor of the 86-year-old monarch.

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Fireworks are set off above Buckingham Palace

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Grand finale
Spectators cheer as fireworks explode over Buckingham Palace to mark the end of the concert.

Following the final act — in which Paul McCartney and all the perfomers closed out the concert with "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" — Prince Charles made a speech honoring his "mummy," and the queen lit the National Beacon, the last of 4,000 beacons that were lit across the world in honor of the jubilee.

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Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

Photos: Star-studded lineup at Diamond Jubilee concert
Tens of thousands of spectators come out in full force for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, which features the likes of Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Kylie M