12:40PM, Thursday 14 April 2016
‘Momentous’ celebrations for the Queen’s birthday will be the start of months of events, says Windsor and Eton town manager Paul Roach.
The Queen will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh at a number of events on Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, as part of her 90th birthday celebrations.
These will include trips to the Royal Mail delivery office in William Street and a star studded concert at Windsor Castle next month.
Paul told the Express: “We are really looking forward to it, there will be a lot of things for people to do and see.
“On Thursday there will be stuff in the morning, afternoon and evening. I would urge people to come down and join in.”
“Thursday is going to be a momentous day, but it is just the start of events around the town.”
Tomorrow (Friday) a portrait gallery of the Queen’s visits to Windsor is due to be opened at King Edward Court Shopping Centre.
The exhibition, supported by Windsor, Eton & Ascot Town Partnership, will give the unique opportunity to see portraits taken of Her Majesty as she carried out civic duties or attended events around the town.
Children will have the opportunity to make birthday cards for Her Majesty and post them in a special post box. There will also be a book to sign.
The exhibition will be at the shopping centre until April 21 from 10am-4pm daily before moving around the town.
More than 20 businesses in Windsor are also taking part in the Queen’s 90th window display competition.
Winners will receive a pair of tickets to a performance of The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.
The Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Eileen Quick, added: “This is a really wonderful couple of days for Windsor.
“I am deeply honoured that John and I will have the chance to meet Her Majesty, and I am sure Windsor residents will be just as excited about seeing The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in their home town.”
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
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