LONDON — Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday on Friday with gun salutes, because the monarch celebrated quietly at dwelling. A troop of the Royal Horse Artillery rode horse-and-gun carriages previous Buckingham Palace earlier than staging a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park at midday (1100GMT / 7:00p.m. PHT) Outside the palace, a band of guardsmen in scarlet tunics and bearskin hats performed “Happy Birthday” throughout the Changing of the Guard ceremony. There was a second salute with 62 weapons on the centuries-old Tower of London. The queen is Britain’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, having develop into queen on Feb. 6, 1952. She can be the world’s longest-reigning residing monarch because the…

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