Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral Friday is also taking place on Prince Philip’s 95th birthday

The Associated Press Posted: Jun 10, 2016 4:46 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016 5:30 AM ET

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her official 90th birthday with a three-day series of festivities.

The queen’s birthday has been a three-month affair starting with her real birthday in April. The monarch’s birthday is traditionally celebrated in June when London’s weather can be more favourable.

Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip will attend a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral Friday on what is Philip’s 95th birthday. is streaming the festivities live from London.


A supporter waits for the arrival of members of Britain’s royal family to a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday at St Paul’s Cathedral. (Peter Nicholls/Reuters)

The traditional Trooping the Colour parade will be held Saturday, the queen’s official birthday. The event is expected to draw throngs of Britons and visitors to Buckingham Palace for a possible balcony appearance by the senior royals.


Canadians from Alberta and Ontario take part in the Queen’s birthday celebrations near St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday. (Ellen Mauro/CBC)

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