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Gibraltar lights beacon for Queen’s 90th

Her Majesty The Queen is 90 years old today – just one of many milestones in her record breaking reign. She is already Britain's longest reigning monarch, but today - April 21 – on her birthday, she becomes the country's first nonagenarian sovereign.

On the Rock today the Royal Gibraltar Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute in her honour at midday from Grand Battery House. The Inspecting Officer will be the Governor Edward Davis.

Tonight the Government of Gibraltar will see the lighting of the Queen’s 90th Birthday beacon from the top of the Moorish Castle (Tower of Homage) at 9:15pm.

The beacon will be lit by Manar Bentahayekt in the presence of the Governor, Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister. The number 90 will also be projected on to the Moorish Castle overnight, and an image of Her Majesty The Queen will be projected on to the North Face of the Rock.

Photo by David Parody

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