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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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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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