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In pictures: Queen's 90th birthday party at Windsor Castle

Hannah Crouch

Hannah Crouch

A very royal birthday party was held at Windsor Castle on Saturday to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

The Royal Collection Trust organised the very first family festival at the castle which was open to everybody.

There was a packed programme of events during the day, which ran from 11am until 4pm.

Families could enjoy a picnic in the Moat Gardens, which is not usually open to the public, or they could listen to vintage music duo The Lulala's.

Living topiary and Acro Jugglers also entertained crowds in the castle grounds.

Children could meet soldiers and military knights and were given the chance to dress up in royal garb.

They could also send their birthday wishes to the Queen by signing a special card.

Inside the castle itself, male a cappella vocal group The Queen's Six sang a number of songs, including Happy Birthday.

Penny Russell, learning manager for the Royal Collection Trust, said the purpose of the event was to not only celebrate Her Majesty's milestone birthday, but to also promote the castle.

She added: "We are incredibly pleased with the number of people that have come today with their families.

"There are so many events going on and it is great to see everybody really enjoying themselves, in particular the children."

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