Yesterday evening, the London Palladium played host to the 86th Royal Variety Performance where Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla welcomed a starry line-up of celebrity guests and entertainers. The annual gala's line-up consists of high energy family entertainment, including comedians, pop stars, dancing and other novelty acts.

Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow Kicked Off The Star-Studded Royal Variety Show.

This year saw stars in attendance including Jessie J, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Gary Barlow, Mary J. Blige and Dame Edna Everage. The latter of whom provided one of the evening's biggest surprises when she turned up in the royal box rendering both Charles and Camilla speechless but laughing heartily.

Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Dropped By To Surprise Charles & Camilla.

In an evening hosted by Scouse comedian John Bishop, the royals watched on as pop stars brought their special, one-off performances to the theatre hall. Take That singer Gary Barlow was the first act of the evening, performing powerful renditions of 'Greatest Day' and 'Let Me Go.' Robbie Williams and Olly Murs teamed up in a toe-tapping duet where they covered the classic Jungle Book tune, 'I Wanna Be Like You.' Singer Jessie J also debuted her new single 'Thunder' with a visually impressive lightshow and smoke effects.