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The Queen in the West Country: We want your pictures

The Queen visiting Plymouth in March 2015. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

63 years, 217 days: The Queen reaches that milestone on September 9th, becoming the UK's longest reigning monarch - and we'll be commemorating her life on the throne.

Over the years there have been many memorable visits to the West - including this one to Plymouth earlier this year.

What are your West Country memories of the Queen over the last six decades? We'd love to feature your pictures and video.

Please send them to westcountry@itv.com or post to our Facebook page.

Devonport gun salute for Queen's birthday

The Queen visited Devonport last month Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A 21-gun salute will be fired in Devonport today for the Queen's birthday. The rounds will be fired at noon by the Royal Navy's armoury team on board HMS Drake's Quarterdeck.

The Queen visited Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth last month for the first time in five years. All the ships at Devonport Naval Base will raise their flags to mark the event - which is known as 'dressing overall'.

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to visit Cornwall today

The Queen and Prince Phillip will be visting St Ives and St Michael's Mount today Credit: PA

Cornwall is preparing for a Royal visit this morning as The Queen and Prince Philip make their way to the county.

They'll be visiting St Ives and St Michael's Mount, where they will stop and leave permanent footprints in casts at the foot of the medieval castle.

Their trip will also include a tour of the lifeboat station and the Tate gallery.