If you were one of the many people who attended street parties to celebrate the Queen's official 90th birthday yesterday then you probably got a bit wet. Richard Slee reports.
A pensioner has created a special birthday tribute for the Queen in his front garden.
Ben Bennett, 83, lives a short drive away from Windsor Castle. He says the twelve foot statues of Her Majesty and Prince Philip at his Oakley Green home is drawing in the crowds.
The Queen turns 90 this week, and during her reign of more than 60 years she's travelled to the Meridian region on many occasions.
We're looking back at your memories. Fred went to meet Leslie Smith who was chosen to meet the Queen when he had just started his Royal Navy career at the age of 16.
The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations have begun in the Thames Valley. She appeared in public in Windsor to open a new bandstand and to visit the local Post Office - marking 500 years of the Royal Mail.
While the Queen was there, she saw the new commemorative stamps - which feature portraits from a picture of four generations of the House of Windsor.
Tomorrow, Berkshire will welcome the world's media when she will go on an official walkabout. But, as Divya Kohli reports, Windsor is already in a celebratory mood.
Archive film of the Queen as a child from The Royal Collection Trust.
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Windsor will be in the spotlight for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, with a number of events.
On Wednesday 20 April The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will officially open the new bandstand at Alexandra Gardens. The bandstand was built by the Royal Borough last year and is located on the same spot as the original Edwardian bandstand.
On arrival, the Mayor, Cllr Eileen Quick, her consort Rev. John Quick and other guests will be presented to the Royal Couple.
Her Majesty will view an exhibition about the bandstand and meet children from the six Royal Borough schools involved in designing the commemorative plaques.
The town of Gravesend has commissioned a statue of the Queen to mark her 90th birthday.
It will be cast in bronze and show Her majesty seated.
Work will begin to raise the two hundred thousand pounds needed for the project.
The statue will be made by Douglas Jennings who also created the town's statue of wartime pilot Mahinder Singh Pujji.
ITV Meridian spoke to Cllr John Cubitt, Leader of Gravesham Council.