The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
June 10th 2016, London
It was a very special occasion. The National Service of Thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of the Queen and the 95th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh took place today with dozens of members of the House of Windsor at the ceremony, the start of three days of celebrations for the Queen's official 90th birthday. They joined politicians, celebrities and hundreds of guests at the ceremony at St Paul's - a special day for a special event with the promise of much more to come.
The service took place on the actual 95th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh although he himself has said the focus should be on his wife. The royal couple ended up keeping everyone waiting as their car was held up by an accident. The 11am start turned into something a little later but that didn't change the almost festive atmosphere inside St Paul's. Guests, royal and non royal, had come to celebrate.