The Queen’s 90th birthday


Celebrations mark Queen’s 90th birthday

The Queen

Celebrations have begun around the country to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Crowds lined the streets in Windsor as the monarch took part in a walkabout, after royal gun salutes were fired from each of the UK’s capital cities.

The Prince of Wales recorded a special radio broadcast for the day, in which he reads an edited passage from William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.

On Twitter, the Queen thanked senders of “#HappyBirthdayYourMajesty” tweets.

Follow the day’s live events as Queen turns 90

In another tweet, the Queen said: “I send my best wishes to those who are celebrating their 90th birthday…on this shared occasion, I send my warm congratulations to you.”

Most of the salutes were due to be 21 guns in length – the standard royal gun salute – at locations including Hillsborough Castle, Cardiff Castle, and Edinburgh Castle.

In London, the King’s Troop…

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