London gun salutes to mark Queen's Brithday

The Queen will celebrate her Birthday privately today, but a public gun salute will mark her Birthday in Green Park at midday.

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Gun salute in honour of Queen Elizabeth's birthday

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41 Gun Royal Salute at Green Park Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a traditional 41 Gun Royal Salute at Green Park today, to mark the Queen's 88th Birthday. Queen Elizabeth is spending the day in private at Windsor Castle.

Members of the public watch the salute Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery arrive in The Green Park Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

London gun salutes mark Queen's Birthday

A portrait of the Queen by the renowned photographer David Bailey was released to mark her Birthday Credit: David Bailey

Traditional gun salutes in London will mark the Queen's 88th Birthday today. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed she will spend the day privately at Windsor Castle.

She will be honoured publicly when the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fires a 41-gun salute from Green Park in central London at midday, using six 13-pounder First World War guns drawn by 71 horses.

An hour later the Honourable Artillery Company will fire a 62 Gun royal salute from Tower Wharf by the Tower of London.

The Queen has two birthdays - the day of her actual birth today, and her official one in June, which is celebrated with the Trooping of the Colour parade.

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