Members of the Royal Family greeted revellers lining The Mall ahead of a parade to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.
The weather did not dampened people's spirits as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with well wishers thronged behind barricades.
Prince Harry, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and the Queen's grandson Peter Philips also shook hands with crowds standing in plastic ponchos along The Mall.
Revellers in plastic ponchos have descended on The Mall for the street party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday despite the wet weather.
Some 10,000 people will party on the famous London thoroughfare today.
There will be a carnival-style parade watched by the monarch, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
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The Red Arrows has released cockpit footage taken during the fly-past over Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
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The video gives a birds-eye view of London and also shows other Red Arrow planes flying behind in formation as the group approach the palace.
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Ant and Dec have been celebrating making it onto the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
They shared a photo of themselves drinking shots and pulling funny faces.
The entertainers also shared a joke on Twitter agreeing it would be funny if the Queen only gave them one award.
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Nottinghamshire's Ashes hero Stuart Broad has been awarded the MBE.
He was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list along with celebrities such as Rod Stewart and Ant and Dec.
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Prince George wore the same outfit to the Queen's official birthday celebration as his father William wore nearly 32 years ago to Prince Harry's christening in 1984.
The short sleeved white shirt with peter pan collar, edged in a blue trim around the collar and cuffs, and blue shorts will have been preserved by those who care for the royal wardrobes.
The last time George appeared on the balcony he also wore one of the Duke's childhood outfits - a pale blue romper suit which William appeared in after Trooping the Colour as a toddler.
The Queen and the Royal Family have greeted crowds from the balcony of Buckingham palace and watched the RAF fly-past.
The Queen smiled as aircraft took to the skies to celebrate her 90th birthday.
Princess Charlotte joined her family - including older brother Prince George - on the famous frontage of the London landmark for the first time.
The Trooping of the Colour took place earlier on Horse Guards Parade as part of the second day of celebrations.