The Queen

Delighted Queen looks on as crowd outside Windsor Castle sings ‘Happy Birthday To You’

A delighted Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed an impromptu rendition of ‘Happy Birthday To You’ on Sunday morning outside Windsor Castle.

As The Queen was about to depart from the traditional Easter Sunday church service, the crowd of onlookers outside burst into song.

Three cheers for The Queen soon followed, with the 93-year-old monarch recognising the crowd with a wave.

This year, The Queen’s birthday is especially celebratory because it coincides with Easter Sunday – one of the most significant days in the Christian calendar.

The Queen, who is Head of the Church of England, always attends Church on Easter Sunday. This year she and her family decided to mark the occasion in St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Attending Church alongside Her Majesty was The Princess Royal, Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Wessex Family, Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Peter & Autumn Phillips and Zara & Mike Tindall.

Prince Harry, who now lives in the grounds of Windsor Castle, attended the service without his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, as she is due to give birth any day now.

Meanwhile, at Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday during the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Gun Salutes never take place on a Sunday. As such, the mark of respect has been postponed by a day.

On Monday, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will stage a 41 Gun Royal Salute at noon in Hyde Park.

A further 62-gun salute will also be performed by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London at 1pm.