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21-gun salute set to mark the Queen's 89th birthday

21-gun salute set to mark the Queen's 89th birthday

Lucy Elder

The Queen’s birthday is set to be marked with a 21-gun salute at noon on Tuesday.

Families in the Royal Borough have been invited to help mark Her Majesty’s 89th birthday.

Royal Borough Mayor Cllr Richard Kellaway will be leading the annual celebrations and bombardier John Matthews will be in charge of proceedings at The Long Walk.

Children will be picked from the crowd on the day to fire one of the cannons, under supervision.

Cllr Kellaway said: "This annual event is always a spectacle and tremendous fun. A few lucky youngsters will even get the opportunity to fire one of the cannons.

“It's a great way to wish Her Majesty a very happy birthday." 

The first cannon will be fired on the stroke of midday.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to secure a good spot.

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