It was a glamorous night of live music, magic, comedy and breathtaking performances.

The Royal Variety Performance 2014, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, bought some glitz to a wintery Monday last night.

Featuring musical legends including Bette Midler and Dame Shirley Bassey, as well as modern stars like McBusted, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran, the show offered a wide range of musical treats.

And Ellie Goulding's stunning, 600ft dress truly stole the show.

The pop-singer put on a spectacular light show with her huge dress as she sang How Long Will I Love You and Explosions.

Click below to watch her performance

Video thumbnail, Ellie Goulding at Royal Variety Performance 2014
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Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro claimed their prize to perform for Wills and Kate, and One Direction also jumped at the chance to perform for royalty.

Demi Lovato performed her version of Frozen hit Let It Go, while acrobats twirled in the rafters of the theatre.

Other stand out moments included Dame Shirley Bassey's stunning performance of I'm Still Here and The Lady is a Tramp, oozing star quality and belting out the big notes at the ripe old age of 77.

She oozed star quality at the ripe old age of 77
She oozed star quality at the ripe old age of 77
 

The cast of the West End revival of Miss Saigon also impressed, offering  a raunchy rendition of American Dream and a heart-warming Last Night of the World.

Cast of Miss Saigon perform The American Dream
Cast of Miss Saigon perform The American Dream

And there was no shortage of laughs as Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Russell Kane and compere Michael McIntyre entertained the London Palladium audience.

The variety show, aired on ITV, is an annual tradition that sees musicians join the stars of stage and screen for a night of entertainment by royal appointment.

The first Royal Variety Performance was held in 1912, in aid of the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund (now known as the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund).