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The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to mark Prince Philip's birthday. It will take place at Gun Wharf -- that cobbled path between the Tower and the river.
The old fella is going to be 97 years old this year, so 62 loud bangs probably isn't going to do him much good. Maybe they should stick with a simple cake next year.
Only another three years to go before he gets a special telegram from his missus.
Important note: Prince Philip's birthday is actually on the 10th June, and that's when they usually hold the gun salute. But for some unknown reason they have pushed it back to the 11th this year.
If you like gun salutes and military parades, then check out our guide to London's parades and ceremonies to see what's else is on.
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Yeoman Warder tour, at the Tower of London – Every day – One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
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