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The Queen Is 90 And People Can't Even

God save us all.

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It could not have escaped the attention of even the most ardent republican that our very own Queen turns 90 today.

A number of her loyal subjects have chosen to celebrate this milestone in interesting ways.
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A number of her loyal subjects have chosen to celebrate this milestone in interesting ways.

Birthday week got off to a strong start courtesy of Ben Bennett.

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These giant terracotta heads/nightmare fuel are in the 83-year-old's garden just outside Windsor, and he believes the Queen may have come to see them herself.

"When I first had them, I was in the front room looking out of the window and I saw five or six Range Rovers pull up," he told the Press Association. "I'm sure she came to have a look."
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"When I first had them, I was in the front room looking out of the window and I saw five or six Range Rovers pull up," he told the Press Association. "I'm sure she came to have a look."

The life-size knitted Queen runs it close though.

But which is the best likeness, the knitted Queen, or the terracotta Queen...?

Meanwhile, 40 giant fibreglass models of the Queen's head are going on display, because of course they are.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-36095411
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-36095411

Um, happy birthday to you?

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The Queen's face is on our money and stamps, but apparently that's not enough. Now it's also on the floor, made out of ingredients from the Harvester salad bar.

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LONG MAY SHE REIGN OVER US.

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But the birthday wishes don't stop there. Oh no. Kwik Fit paid tribute to decades of public service by re-creating the Queen out of car parts.

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It's what she would have wanted tbh.

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Having a Whopper in honour of Her Majesty.

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Throughout the land, excitement has reached fever pitch.

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LADS.

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Cakes were made.

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Corgis nom nom nom.

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Hats were worn.

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Scenes.

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Though some people on Twitter as a rule weren't *quite* getting into the spirit of things.

Want to feel old? This is Snow White today

Is nothing sacred?

Guys, I just faceswapped the Queen and Prince George. #SCREAMING

BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt brought us the news that the Queen's corgis, despite being photographed with her, "know nothing of her status".

'Her corgis - they know nothing of her status.' Insight from Peter Hunt on the Queen's birthday photo. @BBCr4today #Queenat90

How very dare they.

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Some genuine scientists etched "Happy 90th Birthday" on to a strand of corgi hair in what is undoubtedly the tiniest/creepiest birthday message of the day.

https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/newsroom/2016/04/20/queens-birthday-message-is-etched-on-corgi-hair/#.Vxi3GvXcHLc.twitter

The hair was apparently "kindly donated" by Cracker and C.J., who are of the same bloodline as the Queen's corgis.

Cracker
University of Nottingham

Cracker

C.J.
University of Nottingham

C.J.

However, perhaps the biggest indication that Britain was losing it was provided by staunch republican Jeremy Corbyn, who paid a fulsome tribute to the Queen that no tabloid will be able to pick holes in.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?

Happy birthday, Your Maj.

Matthew Champion is a deputy world news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Matthew Champion at matthew.champion@buzzfeed.com.

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