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Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

'Her Majesty' joins in the fun

There have been street parties and celebrations throughout the region today, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

In Naburn, near York, the parish council and primary school came together to organise a party with traditional street entertainment - including a coconut shy and skittles. Her Majesty herself even put in an appearance, in the form of a large cardboard cutout.

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Prince Harry lays wreath to mark Anzac Day centenary

Prince Harry has laid a wreath at Wellington Arch to mark the start of Anzac Day commemorations in the UK.

Thousands of people attended the dawn service, which marked 100 years since the day was first marked in London.

Prince Harry at the Anzac Day service this morning Credit: RTV

Anzac Day (the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) has been commemorated in London since the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916, when King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey.

In a speech at the service, Alexander Downer, Australian high commissioner to the UK, said: "When we reflect on Anzac Day we imagine the Gallipoli landings, what it must have been like, at dawn on the water, in sight of that rugged shoreline - and a collectively held breath, a leaden silence about to be broken.

He lays a wreath in honour of New Zealanders and Australians who died at war Credit: RTV

"We consider the enthusiasm, the courage, and the heroism of the Anzac troops - ordinary men fighting for God, King and empire, for their mates, for adventure, for a world without war."

Harry will later attend a parade at the Cenotaph, where he will lay a wreath on behalf of the Queen, and a service of commemoration and thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

Queen prepares to celebrate her 90th birthday

The Queen is 90 next week Credit: PA

A week today the Queen will celebrate her 90th birthday and beacons will be lit throughout the region that evening in her honour.

Her Majesty will be attending events in Windsor on both Wednesday and Thursday. More celebrations are planned for throughout May and June,with the climax being a giant street party in the Mall on June 12th with 10,000 guests eating a picnic lunch and being entertained by street performers and circus acts.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will take part in that event from a specially-built platform on the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace.

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