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Picture: Toby Melville/Getty

The Queen officially celebrated her 90th birthday this weekend and over 10,000 guests showed up in front of Buckingham Palace on Sunday to partake in the celebrations.

A hamper of food was given to people invited by ballot from the 600 charities the Queen is involved with, who paid £150 each to sit on plastic chairs for the Patron's Lunch as the Royal Family made a procession down the Mall.

Which all sounds lovely enough, if that's your sort of thing. (On a separate note, the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips is a director of the events agency which came up with the idea. The company is going to be paid an undisclosed amount for organising it.)

This is an artist's impression of what the Patron's Lunch was supposed to look like:

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Except, well. It rained. A lot.

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Picture: Oli Scarf/Getty

Picture: Oli Scarf/Getty

Picture: Oli Scarf/Getty

Picture: Oli Scarf/Getty

Picture: Oli Scarf/Getty

Picture: Oli Scarf/Getty

The Queen, meanwhile, peaked out from her dry fortress.


Picture: Oli Scarf/Getty

Happy birthday, your Majesty.

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