Queen at 90: Huge street party brings birthday celebrations to a close

The Queen was the guest of honour at a huge street party organised just for her on Sunday as three days of celebrations to mark her 90th were brought to a spectacular close.

It follows a weekend of events marking the Queen's milestone birthday which included 1,500 soldiers and officers taking part in the Trooping the Colour event, an RAF flypast and a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.

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Street party fitting close to Queen's birthday celebrations

Video report by ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart:

Rain soaked revellers have celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday with a street party on the Mall for 10,000 well-wishers.

The Duke of Cambridge thanked the guests for not letting "a little rain spoil a good day out" and praised his "granny" as someone "we all look up to in good times and in challenging moments to set an example".

The Patron's Lunch was a fitting end to three days of events to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday.

Prince William addresses crowds in tribute to the Queen

Prince William address crowds at The Mall. Credit: BBC

Prince William has paid tribute to the Queen in an address to crowds at The Mall.

The Duke of Cambridge said the Royal Family has had plenty of reasons to celebrate since the Queen turned 90 in April, including her "strong health and relentless energy, her sharp wit and famous sense of humour".

He also paid tribute to the Queen's patronage of over 600 charities.

"We are here to celebrate the Queen as patron," he said. "Her commitment to the more than 600 charities to which she lends her name and support is unwavering. The Queen's pride in her role as your patron is absolute."


Royal Family greet revellers at The Mall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: BBC

Members of the Royal Family greeted revellers lining The Mall ahead of a parade to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Prince Harry. Credit: BBC

The weather did not dampened people's spirits as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with well wishers thronged behind barricades.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Credit: BBC

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.

Peter Phillips. Credit: BBC

Revellers brave British weather for Queen's street party

Early arrivers Anita Mead and Lisa Kilby from Maidstone, Kent. Credit: PA

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.

Dozens of revellers in plastic ponchos collect their hamper for the party Credit: PA
The celebrations get underway despite the wet weather Credit: PA


Prince George wears same outfit as his father 32 years ago

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 Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George Credit: PA
The Duke of Cambridge after attending Prince Harry's christening in 1984 Credit: PA

Queen smiles as jets fly-past to celebrate her birthday

The Queen appears to enjoy the fly-past

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.

The jets flying past
Princess Charlotte cried as the jets flew past while Prince George strained to see them
The Royal Family gathered on the balcony
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