or greater than 100 years the Royal Selection Efficiency has supplied all the pieces from James Bond to Woman Gaga, and even flashes of nudity.
The annual leisure present is held in assist of the Leisure Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, of which the Queen was patron, and at varied venues across the UK.
The present dates to 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary agreed to attend a Royal Command Efficiency on the Palace Theatre in London, in assist of the fund and its proposed plans to construct an extension to its Brinsworth Home residence for aged entertainers.
A second royal present was carried out in July 1919 and billed as a celebration of peace, after being postponed between 1914 and 1918 in the course of the First World Conflict.
It turned an annual occasion on the suggestion of George V in 1921, when the King decreed that “the monarch or a senior member of the royal household, would attend an annual efficiency, in assist of Brinsworth Home and the Royal Selection Charity, annually thereafter”.
Its chairman Giles Cooper stated in an announcement to the PA information company: “The Royal Selection Charity is deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
“Her Majesty was Patron of the Royal Selection Charity for 70 years, taking up this responsibility after the dying of His Majesty King George VI in 1952.
“The Queen was an enthusiastic supporter of our charity, and we have been honoured to have Her Majesty’s presence at 39 Royal Selection Performances, the primary in 1945 and the ultimate one within the Diamond Jubilee 12 months of 2012.
“The Royal Selection Charity sends its honest condolences to His Majesty The King and all the Royal Household.”
Through the years, there have been many performances for members of the royal household, with many involving the Queen within the viewers.
In 2012, David Walliams hosted the one hundredth anniversary present in entrance of the monarch on the Royal Albert Corridor, marking her second “brush” with James Bond for the 12 months.
The comic entered the corridor to the Bond theme whereas strapped to a jet pack to congratulate the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee and to introduce the subsequent act.
It adopted her starring position alongside the true Bond Daniel Craig within the Olympic opening ceremony.
However earlier performances have been recognized to be slightly extra risque, though the Queen was recognized to take them in her stride.
In 2001, singer Cilla Black lit up the stage with a rendition of You’ve Bought To Have A Gimmick from the musical Gypsy, and baring nearly all in a skimpy leotard adorned with fairy lights.
Later in the identical present the Queen additionally caught an eyeful when six male strippers bared all the pieces.
The troupe from the Broadway manufacturing of the hit movie the Full Monty went the entire hog by whipping off their skimpy G-strings on the finish of their efficiency in entrance of the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh.
However excellent timing and a trick of the sunshine ensured that it was solely the briefest of glimpses for the viewers.
The Queen didn’t appear shocked by the raunchy routine and applauded because the gang left the stage.
Throughout the 2005 present held in Cardiff, the monarch was boldly requested “Are you disrespecting me?” by comedienne Catherine Tate.
Whereas on stage, Ms Tate regarded in direction of the Royal Field and requested the Queen: “Is one bothered? Is one’s face bothered?”, including: “Who’s taking care of the corgis?”
Once more, the Queen smiled politely, whereas the Duke of Edinburgh chuckled on the joke, with the sketch concluding with Tate asserting: “I’ve simply been made a dame.”
In 2009, pop star Woman Gaga wore a full-length crimson latex gown with a 20ft practice to carry out for the monarch.
The singer, recognized for her eccentricity, was additionally suspended 30ft into the air, as was the grand piano she performed.
A extra controversial second got here in 1963 throughout a efficiency by The Beatles.
Whereas onstage, John Lennon reportedly stated these within the low-cost seats ought to clap their fingers and the remainder of the viewers ought to “rattle their jewelry”.
The Royal Selection Efficiency has solely been cancelled on a handful of events throughout its a long time of royal entertaining.
Royal mourning in 1936, the Second World Conflict and the Suez disaster brought on cancellations, and the Queen’s third being pregnant in 1959 prevented her from attending.
The present was altered in 1990 to turn out to be a particular gala in honour of the Queen Mom’s ninetieth birthday.