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The Queen of England is turning 90 soon, and she's just sold out her birthday party

Buckingham Palace has sold 25,000 tickets to the gala celebration which takes place next year. They don’t come cheap…

Queen's reign in pictures Source: Fiona Hanson/PA

TICKETS TO QUEEN Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations sold out within hours yesterday as Buckingham Palace promised four days of pageantry “fit for the queen”, including dancing and horse shows.

Britain’s longest-ever reigning monarch, Elizabeth turns 90 on 21 April next year and the palace has organised a public celebration lasting four days at Windsor Castle, one of the royal family’s residences outside London.

The 25,000 tickets for the events between 12 and 15 May next year cost up to £165 (€234), with the most expensive places situated next to the “Royal Enclosure” where royals might attend.

The queen herself will attend the finale that Sunday and proceeds from the sale will go to charity, Buckingham Palace said.

Those unable to buy tickets can still apply for one of 5,000 free slots, allowing them to watch the ceremony on a screen and see various celebrities arrive.

The ceremonies will involve 900 horses and 1,500 artists including dancers, musicians and actors from around the world, the palace said.

Around 100 bagpipe players will also take part.

The queen is expected to celebrate her actual birthday in private and then take part in the official yearly ceremony known as the Trooping of the Colour in June.

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