Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her 91st birthday with a day at the races.
Her majesty visited Newbury Racecourse in what was a modest celebration of the Queen’s birthday. The monarch enjoys a day watching the racing, in fact it is thought to be one of her favourite pastime.
A 21 gun salute by cannon fire was held at Windsor Castle to honour the royal.
She has spent 65 years on the throne, making her the nation’s longest serving monarch in history.
She was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, into the house of Windsor on 21st of April, 1926, the eldest of two daughters, her sister being Princess Margaret, who passed away in 2002.
She is the daughter of King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
The Queen has four children, heir to the throne, Charles, Princes’ Andrew and Edward and Princess Anne.
Following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 2016, the Queen is now the longest serving monarch in the world.
Many believe she should step down and let Charles, now 68-years-old, take over the monarchy but some feel, he should be skipped in favour of his son, Prince William, 34. Many believe that Charles is to old to ascend to the throne.
However, the Queen has shown no sign of abdicating any time soon.