There were a total of 103 gun salutes to mark the Queen’s 88th birthday in London on Monday, 21st April 2014, the BBC reports.
A 41-gun royal salute was fired in Green Park in London and a 62 gun-salute from the Tower of London.
Gunners from 105th Regiment Royal Artillery also fired two 21-gun royal salutes at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles.
Salutes were also fired in Northern Ireland and Wales. The Queen is spending the day privately at Windsor.
The Queen was born on 21 April 1926 at the home of her mother’s parents in Mayfair.
However, her official birthday celebration comes up each year in June at the Trooping the Colour service – which this year will take place on 14 June.
The gun salute at Green Park was carried out by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery using 13-pounder World War One guns drawn by 71 horses.