Queen Elizabeth celebrates 96th birthday, royal family shares pictures with her horses

  • Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 96th birthday today. This birthday comes during the queen’s platinum jubilee year, marking her 70 years on the throne.

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Queen Elizabeth's 96th birthday, which is being celebrated today, April 21 will be marked with gun salutes, the release of a Barbie doll and a new photograph showing Britain's longest-serving monarch with two white ponies at Windsor Castle. (Via REUTERS)

Queen Elizabeth’s 96th birthday, which is being celebrated today, April 21 will be marked with gun salutes, the release of a Barbie doll and a new photograph showing Britain’s longest-serving monarch with two white ponies at Windsor Castle. (Via REUTERS)

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The monarch's birthday is marked by a gun salute in London's Hyde Park.  In this photo, members of the King's Troop Royal Artillery can be seen firing a Royal Salute of 42 guns. (AP)

The monarch’s birthday is marked by a gun salute in London’s Hyde Park. In this photo, members of the King’s Troop Royal Artillery can be seen firing a Royal Salute of 42 guns. (AP)

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On the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's birthday, Barbie's tribute series honored Queen Elizabeth, by dedicating a Barbie doll in her likeness. (REUTERS)

On the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, Barbie’s tribute series honored Queen Elizabeth, by dedicating a Barbie doll in her likeness. (REUTERS)

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As per the pictures obtained by People magazine, the British monarch got her own Barbie doll in her likeness, inspired by one of her most iconic looks. (AFP)

As per the pictures obtained by People magazine, the British monarch got her own Barbie doll in her likeness, inspired by one of her most iconic looks. (AFP)

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The picture sees the doll wearing an elegant ivory gown with a blue sash.  Her regal ensemble is completed with a stunning tiara based on Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara, which Queen Elizabeth II wore for her wedding to Prince Philip, and matching accessories. (AFP)

The picture sees the doll wearing an elegant ivory gown with a blue sash. Her regal ensemble is completed with a stunning tiara based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara, which Queen Elizabeth II wore for her wedding to Prince Philip, and matching accessories. (AFP)

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The photograph shows the British Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in a long dark green coat, standing between two white ponies Bybeck Nightingale and Bybeck Katie. (Via REUTERS)

The photograph shows the British Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in a long dark green coat, standing between two white ponies Bybeck Nightingale and Bybeck Katie. (Via REUTERS)

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Government ministers joined members of the royal family in sending their best wishes to the queen, who has stepped back from most public duties this year over concerns about her health.  She will spend her birthday in Sandringham, Norfolk. (AP)

Government ministers joined members of the royal family in sending their best wishes to the queen, who has stepped back from most public duties this year over concerns about her health. She will spend her birthday in Sandringham, Norfolk. (AP)

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“An inspiration to so many across the UK, the Commonwealth and the world, it’s particularly special to be celebrating in this Platinum Jubilee year,” a message from queen’s grandson Prince William and his wife Kate said on Twitter. (AFP)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 05:14 PM IST

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