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Nation-wide celebrations planned to mark the Queen's 90th birthday

10 June 2016

REUTERS

Ninetieth birthday (it’s official): the Queen in Cardiff on Tuesday

Ninetieth birthday (it’s official): the Queen in Cardiff on Tuesday

SPECIAL services, events, and peals of church bells too numerous to mention are marking her official 90th birthday (tomorrow) this weekend. Today, she will attend a National Service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s Cathedral, televised on BBC1 at 11 a.m. The choir will sing a specially composed anthem by the Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir.

Other national highlights are Trooping the Colour, an RAF flypast, a carnival parade, and a street party in the Mall for more than 10,000 guests

St German’s Cathedral, Peel, is hosting the Isle of Man’s service; Glasgow Churches Together will celebrate in Glasgow Cathedral. Bristol Cathedral is having a Flower Festival. In Gloucester, Bath, and Carlisle there will be garden, street, and tea parties. The bells of Lichfield Cathedral will ring out before a “big lunch” on the lawns.

St Leonard’s Hospice, York, is hosting a garden party at Bishopthorpe. In Durham, one of nine bouquets (one for each decade) by the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies will be placed at the cathedral.

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