How the Midlands is celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday
Events are being held across the region today to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen.
Pupils from Gayton School Junior school at Littleover in Derby, are to fly 343 Union Jack kites on their playing field.
Beacons will be lit across the Midlands this evening in honour of Her Royal Highness.
Pupils at Tollerton Primary School in Nottinghamshire are holding a 'Red, White & Blue' day to mark the Queen's 90th birthday party.
They're also having an outdoors party, and are having a visit from 'The Queen' herself for whom they will sing the national anthem.
Coventry is celebrating Britain's longest-serving monarch by having afternoon tea today at the Coventry Transport Museum. More than 90 ninety-year-olds are expected to attend, along with the Lord Mayor.
The bells of Worcester Cathedral will ring for an hour today to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
It will be marked between 11am and 12pm.
A photograph of the Queen surrounded by her great-grandchildren and grandchildren has been released to mark her 90th birthday.
The milestone will be celebrated both privately with family and publicly by the nation.