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Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 93rd birthday on Easter Sunday

Monday, April 22nd 2019 - 08:24 UTC
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Elizabeth was accompanied by members of her family, including grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and William's wife Catherine, at the Easter service Elizabeth was accompanied by members of her family, including grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and William's wife Catherine, at the Easter service

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest reigning living monarch, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday, Apr 21, by attending the traditional Easter service at Windsor Castle.

Elizabeth was accompanied by members of her family, including grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and William's wife Catherine, at the Easter Mattins service in St George's Chapel.

Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle, who is due to give birth to the couple's first child imminently, did not attend.

The couple, who were married at the chapel in May 2018, posted a birthday greeting to Elizabeth on their official Instagram account.

“Happy Birthday Your Majesty, Ma'am, Granny. Wishing you the most wonderful day! Harry & Meghan,” they wrote.

Elizabeth was born on Apr 21, 1926, in Bruton Street, central London and became queen in 1952 at the age of 25, meaning she has now reigned for more than 67 years.

She has an official birthday in June which is publicly marked with a large parade of soldiers through central London, known as Trooping the Color.

Elizabeth's birthday will also be marked by a 41-round gun salute on a military parade ground at noon on Monday in Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's main London residence.

Similar royal salutes are expected in Windsor Great Park and at the Tower of London.

In the birthday message of last year, Prime Minister Theresa May praised the Queen's ”service, dedication (and) constancy” as head of the 53-nation, British-led Commonwealth since 1952.

In 2015, she surpassed the six-decade reign of Queen Victoria, her great-great grandmother who ruled from 1837 to 1901.

Britain's system of constitutional monarchy keeps the queen as a largely ceremonial head of state, allowing the government to pass legislation and run the country.

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