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In pictures: Kids take over the Palace

Winnie the Pooh and guardsmen, Sunday 25 June 2006

Buckingham Palace was transformed into a fantasy land of children's literature characters on Sunday, with Winnie the Pooh among those celebrating the Queen's 80th birthday.

Mr Toad arrives at the Palace, Sunday 25 June 2006

Mr Toad, from The Wind in the Willows, arrived in fine style in a vintage motorcar.

Postman Pat on The Mall, Sunday 25 June 2006

Postman Pat strode down The Mall as thousands of onlookers - and lucky guests - thronged the route.

The Wombles with a fan

The Wombles of Wimbledon entertained the children.

The main cast of Harry Potter

Cast members from the Harry Potter films were also joining in with the fun.

Two pirates having a swordfight

There was plenty of swashbuckling action from pirates for the children to enjoy.

Pc Plod and guardsmen, Sunday 25 June 2006

Pc Plod, meanwhile, joined guardsmen, to patrol the palace's forecourt as guests assembled.

The Countess of Wessex and a cat, Sunday 25 June 2006

The Countess of Wessex was among Royals who joined in the fun with the menagerie.

The Queen, Sunday 25 June 2006

The Queen spent time talking to children at the party before making a speech at the end of the televised play.

A giant Punch and Judy

Classic characters like Punch and Judy were also there to keep the children happy

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