The Queen has heard what is likely to be the first of many renditions of Happy Birthday after carrying out two engagements ahead of her 90th birthday.
Her Majesty was greeted by hundreds of well-wishers in Alexandra Gardens, near Windsor Castle, where she opened a new bandstand.
The monarch met school children who were involved in its decoration before they sang a number of songs, including When I’m 64 and Happy Birthday, accompanied by the Band of the Irish Guards.
The bandstand was designed in recognition of the long-standing links between the Queen, the Armed Forces and Windsor, and to mark her record as the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.
Her birthday is not until Thursday when she will become the country’s first nonagenarian sovereign.