Beacons were lit across the West Country last night to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
A small group braved Potters Hill at Woolacombe, for the lighting of a brazier celebrating Her Majesty at 90.
Prince Charles said the beacons were uniting Britain in appreciation of the Queen's lifetime of service:
The Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark marked the 90th birthday of The Queen while in the middle of an intensive international exercise.
Sailors and Royal Marines on board the Plymouth-based assault ship spelled a ‘90’ on the flight deck and the ship’s chefs baked a special cake to celebrate the Queen's milestone:
Substituting PE for a practical lesson in the British Monarchy, this school in the West, decided to map out the number 90 in celebration of The Queen's Birthday.
Pupils at The Maynard School in Exeter sang Happy Birthday and the National Anthem to mark the milestone:
In celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday today, beacons will be lit across the West Country tonight.
As the sun goes down, they'll be lit at churches, farms, country parks, village greens and country estates - lighting up the sky from Glastonbury Tor in Somerset to Chapel Carn Brea in Cornwall.
There is a long tradition of celebrating special royal occasions such as jubilees, coronations and birthdays with the lighting of beacons.
The last celebration was in 2012 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The beacons will be specially built gas-fuelled structures, traditional bonfires or braziers on top of a tall wooden post.
Celebrations continue into the night in Exmouth where one of 4000 beacons around the country has been lit to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Beacon in Exmouth has been lit. It could be one of the biggest in England at over twenty feet high. It was lit by Raymond o Sullivan a fourteen year old cancer patient who is recovering from brain surgery last Thursday.
Crowds have gathered in Exmouth to see the jubilee beacon lit. An evening of entertainment has been organised for the celebrations. The beacon is due to be lit any moment now.