Queen Elizabeth turns 91 on Friday and will have a royal salute sounded in her honour at 12pm...
The British monarch turns 91 on Friday, 21 April, and the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery will sound their guns in her honour, while she is expected to celebrate her day in private at Windsor Castle
The Kensington House Twitter page has posted a message for HRH, which reads: "Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 91st Birthday today. #QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #Queenat91 (sic)"
To mark the occasion, Clarence House, the home of Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall have shared an old 1952 black-and-white photo of Elizabeth when she was 29 and her son Charles, who was just six at the time.
Alongside the picture posted on the micro-blogging site, they wrote: "To mark The Queen's 91st birthday, we are sharing this photo from 1952 of Her Majesty and The Prince of Wales #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty (sic)"
For her second celebration, Elizabeth will be joined by members of the royal family at the annual Trooping the Colour parade, which starts at the royal residence and moves to The Mall and Horseguards' Parade, and will be held on June 17
She is also expected to make an appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on the day.
Last year, for her milestone 90th birthday, the queen received gifts including a purple bag of salt from the British Virgin Islands, while Withyham parish in East Sussex, England offered the monarch a padded union flag with the words "Now we are Ninety" on it.
A DVD titled Three Cheers for the Queen was also included as a present, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police gifted the Queen a horse called 'Sir John', while the Royal Cavalry of Oman presented the British royal with a bronze statue of 40 horses and a carriage.
Author: BANG Showbiz
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