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Queen celebrates birthday with Trooping the Colour

The Queen celebrated her official birthday today with the pomp of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Joined by all the adult senior royals, she inspected 1,000 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards Parade in central London.

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Royals watch Trooping the Colour fly-past

The royal family gathered on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch the traditional RAF flypast marking the Queen's official birthday.

The Queen is surrounded by her family during the fly-past Credit: PA

Among the 28 aircraft which buzzed over the Palace were Spitfires and a Lancaster bomber of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a DC3 Dacota with D-Day stripes.

The historical planes were followed by modern Typhoon fighter jets, the Red Arrows aerobatic team and the RAF's largest transport aircraft, Voyager.

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