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Royal Family gathers on Buckingham Palace balcony

Members of the Royal Family gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Credit: Reuters

Members of the Royal Family have appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to greet crowds gathered to celebrate the Queen's official 90th birthday.

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Andrew were among the royals waving to crowds.

The Queen is expected to appear later for an RAF fly-past. Thousands of people lined The Mall and gathered outside the palace ahead of the spectacle.

The Trooping of the Colour took place earlier on Horse Guards Parade as part of the second day of celebrations.

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Trooping the Colour parade marks Queen's 90th birthday

The Queen's official 90th birthday is being marked at the Trooping the Colour parade in central London.

Dressed in a bright lime green coat and matching hat with pink flower, the Queen waved to crowds as she left Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.

Alan Shearer 'honoured' to be awarded CBE

Former football says he feels 'honoured' to be chosen. Credit: David Davies/PA

Football pundit Alan Shearer has told fans that he feels "honoured and humbled" after being chosen to receive a CBE.

The former England player shared his excitement at being named on the Queen's Birthday Honours list by posting a message on Twitter in which he pledged to keep "giving back" to his local community in future,

Rod Stewart describes knighthood as 'monumental honour'

Rod Stewart shared his delight at the news of his knighthood on Twitter. Credit: Oliver Hausen/Geisler-Fotopres/ PA

Singer Rod Stewart has described the news of his knighthood for services to music and charity as a 'truly monumental honour' after his inclusion on the Queen's Birthday Honours list was revealed on Friday.

The 71-year-old crooner joins other famous faces including Dame Vera Lynn, Ant and Dec and Tim Peake in being named on this year's list.

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Ant and Dec 'humbled' by inclusion on Honours list

Ant and Dec are 'thrilled and honoured' by the announcement. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

TV presenters Ant and Dec have shared their excitement at being named on the Queen's Birthday Honours list, and told fans they are 'humbled' by the news.

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