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Britain’s Prince Philip celebrates his 86th birthday June 10, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in The Royals.

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, celebrated his 86th birthday at Windsor Castle on Sunday, but had to wait one day for his customary gun salutes.

The senior Royal, born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, has shown no sign of slowing down. He has accompanied the Queen at official events in Britain and overseas in the last year and attended some engagements on his own. Prince Philip also is a member of the House of Lords and hands over a tiddlywinks trophy each year.

His birthday will be commemorated with customary gun salutes in London, but since his birthday fell on Sunday, the Christian day of worship, the ceremonies will be held on Monday. Forty-one rounds will be fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Hyde Park at midday. An hour later, 62 rounds will be fired at the Gun Wharf near the Tower of London by the Honorary Artillery Company.

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