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Trooping the colour: Britain celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday at Buckingham Palace

The royal couple led the family onto the palace balcony to wave to the throngs as Royal Air Force jets and some vintage World War II planes fly overhead.

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Queen Elizabeth II and her family celebrate her official 90th birthday with a parade

Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress march in the annual Trooping. Colour tradition originates from preparations for battle when flags were carried or "trooped" down the rank for soldiers to see. (Source: AP Photo)

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The festivities continue with a massive street party in front of the palace. The palace invited roughly 10,000 people who work at charities supported by the queen for the open air festivities.

Guardsmen line the Mall for the annual Trooping's Colour ceremony in central London. (Source :REUTERS)

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The queen and Prince Philip join the parade; travel by vintage carriage.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ride in a carriage during the parade at Buckingham Palace, in London. (Source:AP Photo)

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The royal couple lead the family onto the palace balcony waving as the Royal Air Force jets and vintage World War II planes fly overhead.

Members of the royal family, including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the ceremony in central London, Britain (Source: REUTER)

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Many observers expect 1-year-old Princess Charlotte to make her first balcony appearance with her parents, Prince William and his wife Kate.

Celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton and prince William along with their children stand at Buckingham Palace to watch the trooping parade.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands on the dais at Horseguards Parade for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London, Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. (Souce: REUTERS)

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Street parties were held in many towns and cities throughout Britain and in other Commonwealth countries.

A soldier faints performing the colour of trooping for the Queen Elizabeth's birthday. The security takes away the soldier from the march. (Source: REUTERS)

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Large crowds visit to mark her milestone and to enjoy the procession,

Crowds stand in the Mall for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London, (Source: REUTERS)