Celebrations took place yesterday around the UK as the Queen turns 90.
Crowds of cheering people lined the streets in Windsor as the monarch took part in a walkabout, and royal gun salutes were fired from each of the UK’s capital cities.
The Prince of Wales recorded a special radio broadcast for the day, in which he read an edited passage from William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.
On Twitter, the Queen thanked senders of “#HappyBirthdayYourMajesty” tweets.
In another tweet, the Queen said: “I send my best wishes to those who are celebrating their 90th birthday… on this shared occasion, I send my warm congratulations to you.”
The Queen, who was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh during her tour in Windsor, was presented with a birthday cake at the Guildhall by the Great British Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain, who had created an orange drizzle cake with a butter cream and marmalade filling.
The monarch also unveiled a plaque marking The Queen’s Walkway – a 6.3km trail that links 63 significant points in Windsor.
The trail was designed to recognise the moment on 9 September 2015 that the monarch broke the record held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, by being on the throne for 63 years and seven months.
Later yesterday, the Queen lighted symbolic beacons in Windsor.