Highlights from the birthday celebrations of the Queen of England

Highlights from the birthday celebrations of the Queen of England

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Today the 21st day of April, the Queen of England turned 90.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926 is, and has been since her accession in 1952, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth. She is also Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Here are highlights from the celebrations.

Wednesday, 20th April 2016

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II watches a performance of locals acts to open the Alexandra Gardens Bandstand as part of her 90th Birthday celebrations In Windsor on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II watches a performance of locals acts to open the Alexandra Gardens Bandstand as part of her 90th Birthday celebrations In Windsor on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England.

For her pre-birthday turn up engagements in Windsor, the queen was radiant in her fuchsia pink coat and floral dress. She completed the outfit with pearl jewellery, a floral accented fuchsia hat, a floral brooch, comfortable black shoes and a black bag to go with it.

She made her rounds, greeting her well wishers and school children, receiving gifts.

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WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II meets postmen as she visits the Queen Elizabeth II delivery office in Windsor with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. The visit marks the 500th Anniversary of the Royal Mail delivery service. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are carrying out engagements in Windsor ahead of the Queen's 90th Birthday tommorow. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II meets postmen as she visits the Queen Elizabeth II delivery office in Windsor with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. The visit marks the 500th Anniversary of the Royal Mail delivery service. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are carrying out engagements in Windsor ahead of the Queen’s 90th Birthday tomorrow.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to officially open the Alexandra bandstand on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. Her Majesty viewed an exhibition about the Bandstand and met children from the six schools involved in designing the bandstand's commemorative plaques. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are carrying out engagements in Windsor ahead of the Queen's 90th Birthday tommorow. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to officially open the Alexandra bandstand on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. Her Majesty viewed an exhibition about the Bandstand and met children from the six schools involved in designing the bandstand’s commemorative plaques. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are carrying out engagements in Windsor ahead of the Queen’s 90th Birthday tomorrow.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to open the Alexandra Gardens Bandstand as part of her 90th Birthday celebrations In Windsor on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to open the Alexandra Gardens Bandstand as part of her 90th Birthday celebrations In Windsor on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England.

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 20: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the opening of the Alexandra Gardens Bandstand on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are carrying out engagements in Windsor ahead of the Queen's 90th Birthday tomorrow. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 20: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the opening of the Alexandra Gardens Bandstand on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are carrying out engagements in Windsor ahead of the Queen’s 90th Birthday tomorrow.

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Thursday 21st April 2016

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

Of course the turn up had to continue today, as today is the actual day of the queen’s 90th birthday!
Today for her walkabout as part of her birthday festivities, she wore a green outfit this time. Her green outfit was a boucle style coat dress with the same boucle fabric present on her hat. She completed the outfit with pearl jewellery, white gloves, black comfortable shoes and a black bag to match.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England.

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh travel through Windsor in an open top Range Rover after her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh travel through Windsor in an open top Range Rover after her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II meets the public during her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II meets the public during her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II receives a gift during her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II receives a gift during her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II receives a birthday cake from Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off, during her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II receives a birthday cake from Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off, during her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

Some well wishers

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Crowds gather for the Queen's 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Crowds gather for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Royal fans prepare for the Queen's 90th Birthday outside Windsor Castle ahead of the Monarch's 90th Birthday tommorow on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are carrying out engagements in Windsor ahead of the Queen's 90th Birthday tommorow. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Judy Daley from Cardiff waits in position for the Queen's 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Judy Daley from Cardiff waits in position for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: The 'Three Criers' Tony Appleton, Steve Clow and Peter Baker prepare for the Queen's 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: The ‘Three Criers’ Tony Appleton, Steve Clow and Peter Baker prepare for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Wellwishers gather as Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Wellwishers gather as Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.

Meanwhile the Royal Mail has released new and historic image of  the royal family. Six further stamps have been released for the head of state’s 90th birthday – three focusing on the Queen’s family life and three honouring her official role.

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They show the Queen: as a young Princess Elizabeth with her father then the Duke of York in around 1930; attending the State Opening of Parliament in 2012; with Princess Anne and Prince Charles in 1952; visiting New Zealand in 1977; with the Duke of Edinburgh in 1957; and riding in an open top carriage with Nelson Mandela in 1996.

It is the first time the Royal Mail has issued a stamp featuring the Queen and her father, who went on to become George VI.

Source: Bellanaija / wikipedia / DailyMail

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