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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 June 2006, 16:20 GMT 17:20 UK
In pictures: Trooping the colour

Red Arrows flying over Buckingham Palace

Thousands of people flocked to Buckingham Palace to pay tribute to the Queen on her 80th birthday.

Troops parading in close formation

Troops in full parade uniform braved sweltering temperatures on a hot summer's day.

Soldiers lining up on The Mall

Soldiers lined The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace to await the Queen on Saturday morning.

The Duke of York and Prince Harry

The Duke of York and Prince Harry were among Royals marking the event.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, daughters of the Duke of York, also took part in the ceremony.

The Queen and Prince Phillip

The Queen and husband Prince Phillip reviewed the troops on parade.

Red Arrows and Canberra perform flypast

A 49-plane flypast featured the Hawks of the Red Arrows and a Canberra bomber.

Royal family members on balcony of Buckingham Palace

The Queen clapped as the fleet of aircraft - modern jets and vintage warplanes - roared over central London.

Queen inspects soldiers

The Queen's birthday is on 21 April, but is officially celebrated in June.

Troops firing salute

Troops fired their rifles as a salute to the Queen as the Royal Family looked on from the balcony.

Horse kicks soldier

A Cavalry horse broke with the strict discipline of the parade, kicking a soldier during the event.



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