Wales

Celebrations across Wales for Queen's 90th birthday

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Street and garden parties have been held across Wales to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

While the Queen's birthday was on 21 April, some events officially marked the milestone on Saturday and Sunday.

The practice was introduced to try to ensure better weather for the monarch's official celebrations.

About 60 applications were made to close streets this weekend - for the birthday parties and 2016's Big Lunch which takes place on Sunday.

It is an event launched by the Eden Project with the aim to get people having lunch with their neighbours annually in June.

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Image caption Lunch time: Villagers in Pontfadog in the Ceiriog Valley celebrate the Queen's birthday
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Image caption A tea party was held in St Davids City Hall in Pembrokeshire
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Image caption Dancers entertain the crowds in Mold, Flintshire, on Sunday
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Image caption A party was held at Newport City Homes' sheltered housing unit at Westgate Court
Image caption The grey clouds did not dampen spirits at this street party in Cyncoed, Cardiff
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Image caption Children enjoy a street party at Nightingale Court, Newport
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Image caption Rhyl's Pont y Ddraig bridge is lit as part of the celebrations

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