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Prince George stays up past bedtime to meet President Obama

President Obama and the First Lady have met Prince George at Kensington Palace.

Prince George meets Barack Obama Credit: Kensington Palace

In pictures released by Kensington Palace, the Prince thanked the US president for his rocking horse, which he received as a present from the White House when he was born in 2013.

Prince George thanks Barack Obama for his rocking horse, given to him when he was born Credit: Kensington Palace

The prince was allowed to stay up past his bedtime to meet the US president.

The pictures were taken after President Obama and the First Lady had dinner at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry, as part of their four-day UK visit.

President Obama and First Lady arrive for Kensington Palace dinner

President Obama and the First Lady have been welcomed by the Duke of Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace, where they will have dinner this evening.

The Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry talk with the President and First Lady Credit: PA
The Duke of Cambridge chats with the President and First Lady before dinner at Kensington Palace Credit: Kensington Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry talk with the First Lady before dinner at Kensington Palace Credit: Kensington Palace

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Queen lights up first birthday beacon at Windsor

The Queen has lit up the first in a network of 1,000 beacons set to shine across the country this evening to mark her 90th birthday.

Local authorities around the UK are hosting lighting events to create a network of flames in celebration.

Watch Prince Charles and crowds of well-wishers cheer on the monarch:

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Queen thanks fans for birthday wishes

The Queen has thanked her fans for their birthday wishes on her official Twitter account.

The Queen said: "I send my best wishes to those who are celebrating their 90th birthday...on this shared occasion, I send my warm congratulations to you."

The British Monarchy Twitter page was also decorated with balloons that float across the page.

The Queen's Twitter page is decorated with floating balloons
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