The Queen’s life in pictures

2015 sees the Queen celebrate her time as the longest reigning monarch, after 63 years on the throne! We take a look back at the Queen's life in pictures

It’s been a weekend full of 90th birthday celebrations for Her Majesty, and on Sunday afternoon the Queen took to the Admiralty Arch Stage on the Mall to thank the 10,000-strong crowd, and the rest of the general public, for all their support and birthday wishes.

Addressing the crowd at the Patron’s Lunch, she said: ‘I much appreciate the kindness of all your birthday wishes, and have been delighted and moved by the many cards and messages I have received,’ the Queen told the audience. ‘How I will feel if people are still singing Happy Birthday to me in December, remains to be seen!’

The Queen’s light-hearted speech followed some sweet words from her grandson Prince William, who personally thanked the Queen for everything she does for the family.

After his speech, he added: ‘Before I finish, I hope you won’t mind if I say a personal thank you to The Queen – and to do so on behalf of all her grandchildren – and great-grandchildren,’ he said. ‘Granny, thank you for everything you have done for your family. We could not wish you a happier birthday.’

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