Queen Elizabeth II turns 90


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Queen Elizabeth II turns 90

Britain’s oldest and longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated her 90th birthday today. She was born Princess Elizabeth on April 21, 1926, and became queen at 25 upon the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952.
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Royal well-wishers cheer outside Windsor Castle during Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor, Britain, on April 21. Thousands of people turned out to wish Britain’s longest serving monarch a happy birthday. (Andy Rain/EPA)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth smiles as she greets well wishers on her 90th birthday during a walkabout in Windsor, west of London on April 21. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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Royal well-wishers try too grab a glimpse of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II during her 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor. (Andy Rain/EPA)
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A birthday balloon flies in front of Windsor Castle during celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday in Windsor, Britain, on April 21. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth walks through Windsor on her 90th Birthday. (John Stillwell/Reuters)
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A royal fan gathers to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday in Windsor. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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Workmen install a new mural by Frederick Wimsett, of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to mark her 90th birthday celebrations, in central London, on April, 19. (Alastair Grant/Associated Press)
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A Town Crier dressed in a traditional costume watches the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace in London on April 21. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
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Soldiers, horses and Guns of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery take part in a 41 Gun Royal Salute in Hyde Park, central London, on April 21, to mark the 90th birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
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A royal supporter is pictured outside Windsor Castle, west of London, on April 21. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
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Town Criers dressed in their traditional costumes watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace in London on April 21. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
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A royal fan dressed as a Town Crier gathers to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday in Windsor on April 21. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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Royal well-wishers await the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II during her 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor, Britain, on April 21. Thousands of people turned out to wish Britain’s longest serving monarch a happy birthday. (Andy Rain/EPA)
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Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh waves to wellwishers during a walkabout on her 90th birthday in Windsor on April 21. Britain celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday with tributes to a popular monarch who has steered it through the decline of empire and a wave of scandals to the Internet age. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this 1927 file photo, Princess Elizabeth is taken for a ride in the grounds of Windsor Castle, with her cousin, the honorable Gerald Lascelles. (Associated Press)
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In this June 9, 1937 file photo, then Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, left, with Queen Mary, second left, and Princesses Elizabeth, nearest camera, and Princess Margaret, obscured right, driving from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards Parade for the Trooping of the Color ceremony in London. (Len Putnam/Associated Press)
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Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Prince Philip waves to the crowd on June 2, 1953 after being crowned solemnly at Westminter Abbey in London. Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh on the 20th of November 1947 and was proclaimed Queen in 1952 at age 25. Her coronation was the first worldwide televised event. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An undated picture showing the Royal British couple, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales (left) and Princess Anne circa 1951. (AFP/Getty Images)
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In this June 5, 1961 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, center, walks with American President John F. Kennedy, right, and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy, as they enter an ante-room in Buckingham Palace, London. (Associated Press)
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Prince Charles and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, strolling through the woods of their estate at Sandringham, England, April 1969. (Central Press/Hulton Archive via Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney at the start of their royal tour of Australia, April 1970. (William Lovelace/Daily Express via Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City on October 21, 1957 (left) and Queen Elizabeth II addressesing the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City on July 6, 2010. (Jason Szenes via EPA)
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This Handout image released by the Royal Mail shows six stamps issued to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II including images of Queen Elizabeth II: with her father; attending the State Opening of Parliament in 2012; with Princess Anne and Prince Charles in 1952; visiting New Zealand in 1977; with The Duke of Edinburgh in 1957; and with Nelson Mandela in 1996. (Royal Mail/Getty Images)
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This official photograph, released by Buckingham Palace on Wednesday April 20 to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren in the Green Drawing Room, part of Windsor Castle’s semi-State apartments in Windsor England. The children are: James, Viscount Severn, 8-years-old, left, and Lady Louise, 12-years-old, second left, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall, holding The Queen’s handbag, the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah 5-years-old, third right, and Isla Phillips, 3-years-old, right, daughters of The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George, 2-years-old, second right, and in The Queen’s arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte, 11-months-old, children of Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge. (Annie Leibovitz via Associated Press)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth rides her horse in the grounds of Windsor Castle, three days after the death of her mother on April 2, 2002. (Dan Chung/Reuters )
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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose during a Royal Mail photoshoot for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2015 in London, England. (Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail via Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II poses in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the steps at the rear of the East Terrace and East Garden with four of her dogs: clockwise from top left Willow (corgi), Vulcan (dorgie), Candy (dorgie) and Holly (corgi) on April 20. (Annie Leibovitz via Getty Images)
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