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Wales wishes the Queen a happy 90th birthday

The Queen has celebrated her 90th birthday by greeting well-wishers outside Windsor Castle.

Judy (left) and Anne Daley from Wales, join crowds outside Windsor Castle Credit: PA

Hundreds of royal fans cheered the monarch as she stepped from her car in front of the Henry VIII gate.

Some travelled from Wales including Judy and Anne Daley who took a giant 90th balloon with them.

Queen meets Judy and Anne during her walkabout. Credit: PA

Watch: Carl Edwards reports from another 90th birthday in Cardiff

Her arrival was marked by a rendition of Happy Birthday by the Band of the Coldstream Guards.

Born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York on April 21 1926 - the year of the General Strike - she was never expected to be Queen.

But she has become the longest reigning and oldest monarch in British history - and now the first to reach 90.

Greyson Eli Gilbert-Mack looking regal. Credit: Lisa Gilbert

One mum from South Wales, Lisa Gilbert knitted her six-month-old son a woolly crown in honour of the royal birthday.

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Members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards band play outside Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, ahead of a 21 Gun salute in honour of The Queen's 90th birthday.

Credit: Guirlguiding Caernarfonshire

Over 200 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section girls and their leaders from Girlguiding Caernarfonshire celebrated with the lighting of a their own beacon.

The Queen with her grand and great-grand children. Credit: © 2016 Annie Leibovitz / PA Wire

An official photograph of the Queen surrounded by her five great-grandchildren, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and her two youngest grandchildren has been taken to mark the occasion.

Taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, it shows the sovereign holding her youngest great-grandchild Charlotte in her arms.

This evening, the Queen will light a beacon in Windsor, beginning the first in a chain of more than 1,000 that will spread across the country and the globe.