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Churches join Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu invited ten people turning 90 this year to attend a special party at Bishopthorpe Palace on Saturday, which included performances by Archbishop of York Junior School and The Shepherd Group Concert Band.


Strawberries and champagne was served during a summer garden party at Gloucester Cathedral, with more than 100 entries were submitted for a special cake competition to make the occasion.


In London, Trooping the Colour celebrations were rounded off on Saturday with members of the royal family lining the famous frontage of Buckingham Palace for the traditional RAF flypast as thousands of people filled The Mall cheering.

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Accompanying the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, William, Kate and Prince Harry.

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Making her royal debut on the balcony - wearing a pale pink dress and pink hair bow - 18-month-old Princess Charlotte joined her older Prince George to be by the side of her great-grandmother the Queen.


Earlier, Her Majesty and Prince Philip rode the Ascot Landau coach from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards, accompanied by The Sovereign's Escort and Household Cavalry.

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The parade involved almost 1,500 officers and more than 300 horses.

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