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Queen to carry out host of Windsor engagements to mark 90th birthday

Queen to carry out host of Windsor engagements to mark 90th birthday

Nicola Hine

Queen to carry out host of Windsor engagements to mark 90th birthday

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will carry out a host of engagements in Windsor this month to mark her 90th birthday.

On Wednesday, April 20, they will visit the Royal Mail Windsor delivery office in William Street. This visit will mark the 500th anniversary of the Postal Service.

There they will meet representatives from Royal Mail, including long-serving postmen and women. They will also view the operation of the Caller's Office and a demonstration of mail sorting. The Queen will then unveil a plaque marking the visit.

The Royal Mail choir, made up of frontline staff from Bristol, will sing during the visit.

They will also officially open the new bandstand at Alexandra Gardens on the same day and meet children from the six schools involved in designing the bandstand's commemorative plaques.

A children's choir will perform and the Queen will unveil a plaque.

On Thursday, April 21, her actual birthday, the royal couple will unveil a plaque marking The Queen's Walkway at the foot of Castle Hill before undertaking a walkabout.

Later the Queen, accompanied by the Duke, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, will light a beacon to celebrate the occasion.

Read more about the Queen's Walkway project here.

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