Teenager Malala Yousafzai burst into a fit of giggles when she met the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.
Kate Middleton has made her final public appearance before the birth of her first child when she attended the Trooping the Colour parade.
A look back at the Queen's Coronation on 6th June 1953, as a special service takes place at Westminster Abbey to mark the anniversary.
The Queen at the parade celebrating her official birthday.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is eight months pregnant, was all smiles at the Trooping the Colour parade - her last public engagement before she gives birth in mid-July.
The Duchess of Cambridge has made an appearance at the Trooping the Colour parade, which will be her last public engagement before her baby is born in mid-July.
Wearing a pale pink Alexander McQueen coat and matching hat, Kate, who is eight months pregnant, travelled to the pageant in a carriage with the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.
Trooping the Colour (Westminster Area) - All roads in St James's Park area & Whitehall closed. Traffic flowing well in area #CentralLondon
The Queen will celebrate her official birthday today with the Trooping the Colour parade of more than 1,000 soldiers and horses.
The Queen will ride in a vintage carriage from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade.
As the Duke of Edinburgh is still recovering in hospital from exploratory abdominal surgery, the monarch has invited her cousin, the Duke of Kent, to join her for the short journey.
The Duchess of Cambridge, attending her last public engagement before her baby is born in mid-July, will ride in a carriage with the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.
The crowds who waited patiently for a glimpse of the Queen today at Westminster Abbey were rewarded with glorious sunshine.
A special service marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation there.
There was none of the torrential rain that began her Diamond Jubilee celebrations last year, or the cold conditions that greeted the new Monarch when she was officially crowned on this day six decades ago.
Among the guests at the service, a pilot from London who took part in the flypast in 1953. Sharon Thomas reports.
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family attended a service at Westminster Abbey today to mark the 60th anniversary since she was crowned on the 6th June 1953.
After the Coronation anniversary service, members of the Royal Family gathered outside Westminster Abbey as they waited for their transport to arrive.