Bono hails Queen at Jubilee launch

Published Thursday, 24 May 2012
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Rock stars Bono and Sir Paul McCartney, actress Joan Collins, and funnyman David Walliams mingled with Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday night at a special event to kickstart the monarch's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Bono hails Queen at Jubilee launch

Former Dynasty star Collins, who was also celebrating her 79th birthday, was among a sea of famous faces attending the party at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Other guests included former Bond girl Dame Diana Rigg, actors Sir Derek Jacobi, Michael Sheen and Tom Courtenay, and artists Tracey Emin and David Hockney.

U2 star Bono gave a speech at the event, hailing the monarch for "the extraordinary magic that you made on your trip to Ireland last year".

And Walliams was left delighted when the Queen recognised him from a previous meeting.

Taking to his Twitter page after the event, he wrote: "I met the Queen again tonight at an event (at the) Royal Academy in London. She remembered me which made me very happy...!"

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jimmy mac in Canada wrote (978 days ago):
I agree with Bono, the wee Queen of England felt right at home during her visit to Ireland and I think she felt, much love and admiration from the Irish people, who warmly welcomed her. She won our hearts when she spoke a few words in Irish, now... that was truly magical!
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