Reporter Birgit Maass takes to the streets of London to find out how people are celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. She finds herself hard-pressed to find anyone who’s not getting into the partying spirit.
Birthdays, jubilees or official visits — the queen is constantly showered with presents. Elizabeth II has been on the throne so long, by now, her collection of gifts contains some oddities indeed.
A man has found a memory stick containing security files for Heathrow airport on a London street. The USB drive held security information for when Queen Elizabeth II uses the airport.
The bell of Parliament's Big Ben clock tower in London chimed at 11 a.m. to mark the time World War I ended in 1918. In Paris, wreaths were laid at the Arc de Triomphe, where an eternal flame burns for unknown soldiers.
After a lifetime of public service by the side of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip is finally retiring at the age of 96. He is known for his frequent offensive quips at the expense of racial and cultural minorities.
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