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What? One must work on one's birthday?

Published 22/04/2011 | 05:00

IT WAS one's 85th birthday, but one didn't look too pleased about it.

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Celebrating her birthday yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II looked a little bemused with husband Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey where they were taking part in the annual Maundy Thursday ceremony.

For the first time, the monarch's birthday coincided with Maundy Thursday, the day marking Jesus' Last Supper, when the queen traditionally gives special coins to as many men and as many women as the years of her life.

The ceremony comes just over a week before Prince William is due to wed Kate Middleton, and it served as a kind of dry run for the big event.

Irish Independent

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