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This year’s celebrations have been a more subdued affair following Wednesday’s Grenfell tower fire and the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.
The Queen herself recognised the “very sombre national mood” in a birthday statement in which she praised the nation for being “resolute in the face of adversity”.
“During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need,” she said.
“Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.
“United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”