Britain broke out the bunting and the Union Jacks to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.
There are not many 90-year-olds who are still doing a full-time job, even though the Queen now relies more on her children and grandchildren to represent the Royal Family abroad. After becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch on 9 September 2015, Her Majesty had another reason to celebrate, with her 90th birthdays: the real one on 21 April, 2016, and the official one on 11 June, when the Trooping the Colour ceremony takes place.
Lots of other celebrations took place over the official birthday weekend, including the general public organising that great British tradition: street parties, with Union Jack bunting, umbrellas, paper cups and plates, cucumber sandwiches and lots of cakes!
From 12-15 May, a four-evening extravaganza celebrated the Queen's life, and love of all things equestrian, at Windsor Castle:
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