Britain celebrating the 90th birthday of queen Elizabeth II
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The sovereign, who last year overtook her great-great grandmother queen Victoria to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch, will meet well-wishers near Windsor Castle later on Thursday to mark the day.
In the evening, she will light a beacon, the first in a chain of 1,000 which will be illuminated around the country and the world, and host a family dinner.
Two military gun salutes will take place at London's Hyde Park and the Tower of London to mark the occasion.