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Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday

“I’ll just say a few words as I give her flowers and a card.”

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is turning 90 tomorrow, and it is probably fair to say that fans of the British monarchy are excited for the celebration.

Margaret Tyler, whose home is packed with thousands of royal memorabilia items, has been following the Windsors since childhood.

Terry Hutt was one of the super-fans who camped in a Union Jack outfit outside the London hospital where Kate Middleton gave birth in 2013 and 2015.

Town crier Tony Appleton takes pride in roaring proclamations at major royal occasions, which he turns up to despite having no official association with the throne.

His plan for tomorrow? “I shall be going to Windsor with two of my other criers and we shall be going up and down the streets singing and shouting: ‘Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Happy Birthday, your Majesty, today. God save the Queen!’”

(Not a fan of the monarchy? Sickened by hereditary privilege? Turn away now.)

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