Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with day at the horse races

Elizabeth II, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, celebrated this remarkable landmark in typically low-key fashion on Friday with artillery gun salutes in London's Hyde Park and the Tower of London and a trip to Newbury Racecourse.

- She is the world's longest-reigning living monarch since the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej a year ago.

Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 in central London, during the era of American president Calvin Coolidge and soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

The 41 rounds fired in the Park are the standard 21-gun salute plus 20 rounds because it is a royal park.

After her 90th birthday a year ago, which saw national festivities held in her honour, the 2017 milestone will seem more subdued. Buckingham Palace have shared a special photo of her to mark the occasion.

The Queen doesn't make a big deal of her actual birthday, Victoria Arbiter, a royal correspondent for CNN, tells The Huffington Post, because she's "not one for fuss".

However, she is still seen out and about at various events - most recently feeding a banana to an elephant at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire to mark the opening of a new centre for Asian elephants.

Qualcomm: First Windows 10 ARM PC coming in the fourth quarter
Microsoft has dabbled with ARM support in Windows over the years, most famously (and disastrously) when it launched Windows RT. Although, OEMs will gradually take advantage of new processor and will launch new devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

While her eldest child Prince Charles is heir to the throne, greater attention has fallen on his two sons William and Harry, who have taken on some of the Queen's duties.

With the passing years have come milestones for the Queen.

The curious decision to give monarchs two birthdays dates back to Edward VII, who was born on November 9 but celebrated the birthday in May and June as the weather was better during these months for outdoor events.

- She has had 13 British prime ministers serve during her reign, from Winston Churchill to Theresa May.

Queen Elizabeth II's birthdays have commanded some giant celebrations in the past.

Many of her favourite presents over the years have reflected her love of animals. The Queen is also exempt from having license plates on her state cars. The Queen, whose horse, Maths Prize was about to run the first race, was nearby at the time.

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