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Here's How the Queen Celebrated Her 91st Birthday

A special baby photo has been released.
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Following the vast celebrations surrounding her 90th last year, the Queen's 91st birthday has so far been relatively low-key.

According to the BBC, the monarch is spending the day in private at Windsor Castle, but the occasion has still been publicly acknowledged by the royal households.

To mark the special day, a photo of the Queen as a baby has been released by Buckingham Palace. It shows her being held by her mother Elizabeth, the Duchess of York, on her christening day on 29 May, 1926.


Clarence House also tweeted a throwback photo, showing the Queen and a young Prince Charles in 1952, while Kensington Palace posted a more recent snapshot from her 90th birthday celebrations.



Well-wishers from around the world have been sharing tributes on social media with #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty and #Queenat91 and the long-standing tradition of military salutes also continued in London.

At midday, there was a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park and 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park, followed by a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London at 1pm. The Irish Guards band even put on a special performance during Changing the Guards today…

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And as the Queen is lucky enough to have two birthdays, this won't be the only day she gets to celebrate. On Saturday 17 June, Her Majesty will enjoy the Trooping the Colour ceremony which will honour her official birthday. Happy 91st, Queen Elizabeth!

From Good Housekeeping UK

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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