The Queen's 70th birthday occurred on February 6, marking the date of her accession to the throne at the age of 25, following the death of her father, King George VI.

For the first time since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade will be held in central London.

The procession will start from Buckingham Palace and end at the Horse Guard Parade Ground.

Participants will include hundreds of Army Musicians, 1st Battalion of the Irish Guard, 240 Horses and more than 1,200 officers from the Queen's Household Division.

The Queen and her family will be present on a verandah at the Parade Ground to close the ceremony. (10 a.m GMT / 2 am PT)