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It’s a very special day in the United Kingdom — Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday! The monarch turned 91 Friday, and in honor of the occasion, Buckingham Palace tweeted out a series of throwback photos, including a baby photo of the queen herself.


“Queen Elizabeth II pictured at just one month old at her christening – 91 years ago,” The Royal Family wrote on Twitter.

In the black-and-white photo, the royal is just one-month-old and is being held by her parents, Queen Elizabeth and King George VI, at her christening in May 1926.

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The palace also shared some additional pictures taken of the monarch throughout her reign, including one of her making a phone call, one of her greeting service members and a 1952 photo of her and the Prince of Wales.

Also to celebrate the day, a troop of the Royal Horse Artillery rode horse-and-gun carriages past Buckingham Palace Friday and conducted a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park in the queen’s honor. She was also celebrated with a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London.

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Queen Elizabeth II has aged beautifully over the years

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday, Buckingham Palace released a rare baby photo of the monarch Twitter/The Royal Family
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