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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 November 2005, 09:12 GMT
In pictures: Royal Variety Show

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre, which they opened last year.

The Queen and Shirley Bassey

Not for the first time, the Queen greeted Cardiff Bay's diva Dame Shirley Bassey who had run through some of her Bond film numbers

The Queen, Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins

Other Welsh divas who had a royal handshake were Charlotte Church and (centre) Katherine Jenkins

Comedienne Catherine Tate meets the Queen

Catherine Tate could have been off to the Tower of London for her cheek, so it was relieved smiles as she received a royal handshake.

The Queen and the Osbournes

Even the Osbournes were on their best behaviour for the royal line-up. On stage, Ozzy sang the Lennon McCartney song In My Life. Behind, Sir Cliff Richard chats to Prince Philip.


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