1D looked dapper in matching suits as they took to the stage to perform No.1 single Little Things, with The Sun reporting that host David Walliams dressed up as a 'fairy' and girl fan.
Member Harry Styles later admitted to the tabloid that he "s**t himself" when it came to performing for Her Majesty. He later tweeted: "Today, I met The Queen. Amazing night.. Can't believe it. Night!! .xx."
Reunited girlband Girls Aloud also took to the stage sporting the same glitzy black frocks with gold embellishment, with Cheryl Cole - who also performed at the Jubilee gig earlier this year - taking to Twitter to comment on her night.
Speaking of the Queen, Chezza tweeted: "The Queen is so delicate. She has hair like candy floss and tiny little dancing style shoes .. Awww."
She added: "Another highlight of my night was @aliciakeys such an incredibly talented and down to earth woman."
Cheryl's bandmate Kimberley Walsh also tweeted: "Cannot believe I just met the Queen! What an amazing night! #royalvariety2012."
Nicola Roberts said: 'I'm so excited I've just met the Queen. I've always wanted too meet her. She was sparkling from head to toe #royalvariety2012."
Nadine Coyle said: "I met the Queen of England tonight & the Duke. The royal Albert hall was jumping with faces. A celeb spotters dream! Xxx hahaah great day!"
The Royal Variety Performance is on ITV1 at 7.30pm on 3rd December.
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