Huddersfield enjoyed a right royal knees up to celebrate a special birthday.

Those young and old got into the spirit when they held special events to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.

Children at the Ladybirds Nursery in Berry Brow and 211 The Academy sported their best red, white and blue outfits, which they wore to quintessentially British tea parties.

Children at 211 The Academy in Almondbury don their best red, white and blue to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday

Cucumber sandwiches and scones were the order of the day at The Academy in Almondbury, where staff also held a craft and games party.

Jane Erlank, manager of The Academy, said: “We made food for our parents to take to work. We all looked fantastic dressed up.”

Staff at Syngenta turn into Queen Elizabeth lookalikes to mark her 90th birthday

Meanwhile, it was hard to spot who was the real birthday girl at Syngenta’s base on Leeds Road, where dozens of Queens descended.

Staff, pictured wearing identical Elizabeth face masks, made the most of the free ice cream being served up to them from a Dixons’ van which was hired to tour the 250 acre site.

Engineering apprentices Elliot Lander and Callum Martin tested out their body guard skills by guarding a cardboard cut-out of the Queen as she accompanied the ice cream van.

Callum said: “It’s been bit of a laugh and maybe we can do the same when she is 99!”

Callum Martin (left ) and Elliot Lander guarding the life size cut out of Queen Elizabeth outside an icecream van which was sent around the Syngenta site to mark her 90th birthday

Prime Minister David Cameron praised the Queen on her 90th birthday for her “extraordinary service.”

David Cameron paid tribute to the Queen for leading a “gentle evolution” of the monarchy during her reign which he said has opened up the Royal Family to the public.

Speaking in the House of Commons, he said: “In this modern Elizabethan era, Her Majesty has led a gentle evolution of our monarchy.

“From that first televised Christmas Day message, over three decades before cameras were allowed into this House, to the opening up of the royal palaces and the invention of the royal walkabout, she’s brought the monarchy closer to the people while also retaining its dignity.”

From left: Joanna Carlton, Dasie Mulike, Bradley Lowther Mackenzie Moore, and Kylie Moutell celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday at a tea party at Ladybirds Nursery, Berry Brow.

The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday by greeting well-wishers outside Windsor Castle.

Hundreds of royal fans cheered the monarch as she stepped from her car in front of the Henry VIII gate.

Her arrival was marked by a rendition of Happy Birthday by the Band of the Coldstream Guards.

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Born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York on April 21 1926 – the year of the General Strike - she was never expected to be Queen.

But she has become the longest reigning and oldest monarch in British history – and now the first to reach 90.

Gun salutes and bells rang out as celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday got into full swing across the nation.

Yesterday evening the Queen will light a beacon – the first in a chain of more than 1,000 across Britain and the world, including one in Mirfield.

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