Congratulations to The Queen as she turns 90 today. As Her Majesty marks her milestone birthday a number of public events are planned around the country. Hundreds of well-wishers have gathered near Windsor Castle where the Queen will go on a walkabout to acknowledge the good wishes of the public.
The Houses of Parliament lit up red, white and blue in honour of the Queen’s birthday. And traditional gun salutes will thunder across the capital when 41 volleys are fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in London’s Hyde Park. In the evening, the night sky over her Berkshire home will be lit up by a beacon, started by the Queen, the first in a chain of more that 1,000 that will spread across the country and the globe.