After months of celebration the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations came to an end on Sunday afternoon.
Joined by members of her family, including her husband, Prince Philip; Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen spent a portion of her day surrounded by nearly 10,000 guests at the Patron's Lunch, an event coordinated by her majesty's grandson Peter Phillips.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look on as Queen Elizabeth II makes a speech during 'The Patron's Lunch' celebrations to mark her 90th birthday on The Mall on June 12, 2016 in London, England.
The lunch, which took place in The Mall at St James’s Park was coordinated to honour the 600 charities and organisations the Queen has supported during her 63-year reign.
To open the event, Prince William gave a short speech commending his cousin for organizing the event before turning his attention to the guest of honour.
"My family has had plenty of reason to celebrate since the Queen turned 90 in April: the Queen's strong health and relentless energy; her sharp wit and famous sense of humour; and the fact that the Queen remains very much at the helm of our family, our nation and the Commonwealth, " Prince William said.
He went on to speak of the pride the Queen has in her role as patron and noted that the monarch serves as a reminder to all that "being active and engaged in society has virtue in its own right."
Before presenting the Queen to the cheering crowd William ended his speech on a personal note by saying a special thank you to his "granny" on behalf of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren acknowledging her for all she has done for her family and wishing her the happiest of birthdays.
Read the prince's full speech below.
Good afternoon everybody. Thank you so much for showing that the Great British public doesn't let a little rain spoil a good day out. It means so much to see everybody here today.
Can I begin by thanking the organisers of this event, especially my cousin Peter for working so hard over the past year to turn his vision for this celebration into a reality. Catherine, Harry and I and the rest our family are extremely proud to be here today.
My family has had plenty of reason to celebrate since The Queen turned 90 in April:
The Queen's strong health and relentless energy; her sharp wit and famous sense of humour; and the fact that The Queen remains very much at the helm of our family, our nation and the Commonwealth.
The Queen at 90 is the one Head of State that world leaders can turn to for a first-hand perspective of the arc of history over the last six decades.
At 90, The Queen is the leader of our country, who we all look up to in good times and in challenging moments to set an example, and to guide the way ahead.
But the reason we are here today is to celebrate a role that matters just as much to The Queen as the one that she holds on the world stage.
We are here to celebrate The Queen as Patron. Her commitment to the more than 600 charities to which she lends her name and support is unwavering.
From national military and sporting bodies, to small local associations, to charities that champion children, faith, education and arts, The Queen's pride in her role as your Patron is absolute.
Through The Queen's association with you, she is not just shining a spotlight on the individual causes you care about; she is reminding us all that being active and engaged in society has virtue in its own right. Service to those around you is what unites you all.
So on behalf of my entire family, can I say thank you. You have been partners in The Queen's service for so many years.
Before I finish, I hope you won't mind if I say a personal thank you to The Queen - and to do so on behalf of all her grandchildren - and great-grandchildren. Granny, thank you for everything you have done for your family. We could not wish you a happier birthday.
And now, it is my honour to invite here to the microphone, Her Majesty The Queen.
If you're getting tired of hearing birthday wishes for the Queen you aren't the only one. In her short speech to the crowd the Queen showed off the humour Prince William mentioned, joking that while she appreciates all the cards and well wishes, she's not sure how she'll feel about them a few months down the road.
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