The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince William, Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family gathered at St Paul's Cathedral in London for a National Service of Thanksgiving on Her Majesty's official birthday. The church service is a double celebration for the Queen's 90th birthday and the Duke of Edinburgh's 95th. Prime Minister David Cameron will read from the Bible at the service. Naturalist David Attenborough and Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond — who both turn 90 this year — will also take part.
The Queen, the oldest monarch in British history, turned 90 in April, but official celebrations are always held in summer. Three days of events are scheduled from Friday to Sunday to mark the occasion. On Saturday 11 June, the Queen will attend the traditional Trooping the Colour parade, followed by a lunch on Sunday for 10,000 guests on the Mall.