Queen Elizabeth turns 90


Celebrations have been taking place all around the country to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.

People lined the Windsor streets today to meet the Queen as she walked through the town greeting those who came to wish her well.

Accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, Her Majesty was presented with a cake made by Great British Bake Off winner 2015, Nadiya Hussain.

The masterpiece was decorated in purple and gold and made of orange drizzle cake with buttercream and a marmalade filling.

Royal gun salutes were carried out all over the country today in her honour.

Prince Charles marked her birthday by recording a piece from Shakespeare’s Henry VIII in a broadcast from earlier in the day.

Queen Elizabeth took to twitter to thank senders who tweeted ‘#HappyBirthdayYourMajesty

The Queen tweeted greeting all those who were also celebrating their 90th birthdays; congratulating them on reaching the milestone.

As part of the celebrations, a plaque was unveiled marking The Queen’s Walkway; a 6.3km trail that links 63 important points in Windsor.

The trail commemorates the Queen as our longest reigning monarch of 63 years and seven months, a title which she took from her great great great Grandmother, Queen Victoria, last year.

Young Queen Elizabeth

Later she will light beacons around Windsor.

Crowds gathered for the Queen’s arrival, some well wishers having camped out overnight to get a glimpse of Her Majesty.

As Her and her Husband walked the short distance from Windsor Castle, a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’ rang out, promptly followed by three cheers.

David Cameron said that the Queen is a rock of strength to the nation and to the Commonwealth, as he and politicians in the Commons paid tribute.

He added that she has lived through some of the most extraordinary times in England.

A photo was released of Her with her five Great-Grandchildren and two of her youngest Grandchildren to mark the occasion.

Celebrations are due to continue over the next few weeks.

Happy Birthday Your Majesty.