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Reporter Natalie Gray discovers how the East has been celebrating The Queen's special day

It has been a day of celebration across the region. Beacons lit, tea parties held and flags waved.

ITV Anglia reporter Natalie Gray was out and about to film the festivities.

Watch her report from the west of the region.

Watch her report from the east of the region.

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RAF abroad in fitting tribute to Queen's birthday

The team were flanked by Typhoon FGR4 and Tornado GR4 strike aircraft. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

Military personnel from Norfolk currently stationed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus have not let being out of the country stop them from wishing The Queen a happy birthday.

Some of the ground and aircrew at the Cypriot facility are normally based at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

Flanked by various aircraft they created the royal cypher - EIIR, standing for Elizabeth II Regina.

Birthday beacon in Peterborough is first in the region to be lit

A beacon in Peterborough to celebrate The Queen's birthday was the first in the region to be lit earlier today.

The beacon in Peterborough was the first in the region to be lit. Credit: ITV Anglia.

If you want to find out about a ceremony near you visit our page which has a list of some of the events.

Queen wishes others a happy birthday

The Queen has wished a happy birthday to others celebrating their own special day.

However, 90-year-old Eddie Harding from Coggeshall in Essex who is also celebrating the milestone today has gone one step further and invited Her Majesty - if she is short of things to do later - to his party.

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Elusive baby hare caught on camera

Baby hares, called leverets, are incredibly secretive creatures. Credit: Shaun O’Driscoll

A secretive baby hare has been caught on camera in Norfolk.

The leveret was photographed at Welney Wetland Centre by Shaun O’Driscoll, a stockman there.

“This is the first time I have seen a leveret in my three years working as the stockman for WWT Welney. It was a nice surprise to come across the baby hare, which was smaller than a rabbit, but those tell-tale long ears gave away its real identity.

“During the summer months I travel around the wetlands to check the herds of cattle, so I cover this area on a regular basis. Whilst I am used to enjoying great views of the adult hares, the youngsters have a real skill at staying hidden”.

– Shaun O’Driscoll
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