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The Queen's Birthday Gun SalutesThe Queen celebrates her 90th birthday in 2016 and there's a big celebration at Windsor Castle from 12th-15th May to mark the occasion with over 500 horses performing in front of an audience of 25,000. However, 21st April is The Queen's actual birthday, which she celebrates privately, but the occasion is also marked publicly by gun salutes in central London. The 41-gun Queen's Birthday Gun Salute in Hyde Park takes place at midday, there's a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62-gun salute at the Tower Of London at 1pm. It's a spectacular show of pomp and ceremony and it's also the only time when you will see horses legally at a full gallop in a Royal Park - with a ton and a half of cannon in tow. While the Queen's Birthday Gun Salutes are held to celebrate her actual birthday on 21st April, there are further celebrations for her official birthday in June which is marked by Trooping the Colour.

 

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