The Queen has made an unexpected speech during the Patron’s Lunch; in which she joked about people still singing Happy Birthday to her.
In an impromptu speech, Her Majesty said: “How I shall feel if you still are singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in December remains to be seen.”
The 90-year-old monarch also thanked all charities she is Patron of. In full, Her Majesty said:
“To everyone here today, and to those holding street parties elsewhere, I would like to say thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement that you continue to give to me.
“I hope these happy celebrations will remind us of the many benefits what come through when people come together for a common purpose, as families, friends or neighbors.
“And I pay tribute to the commitment, selfless devotion and generosity of spirit shown by the hundreds of charities and voluntary organisations represented here today. You are an example to us all.
“I much appreciate the kindness of all your birthday wishes and have been delighted and moved by the many cards and messages I have received.
“How I will feel if people are still singing Happy Birthday in December remains to be seen.”
Her grandson, The Duke of Cambridge also made a short speech in which he praised the Great British public for braving the weather and coming out for the occasion.
Prince William praised the Queen for her “strong health and relentless energy, and that she remains at the helm of our family.”
The Duke also thanked the organisers of the Patron’s Lunch and his cousin, Peter Phillips, for putting on such an occasion.
He finished with: “Granny – thank you for everything you have done for your family.”
The event continues into the afternoon with a special birthday parade that the Queen and members of the Royal Family will watch.