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by | 21st, April 2006

‘“ELIZABETH THE GREAT,” says the Mail’s front page, saluting the woman who is pictured reading one of the 20,000 cards she has received. “Long may she rule,” says the paper. “Happy birthday, Ma’am.”

‘It’s a begging letter from Princess Michael’

It’s the same picture in the Mirror, where Liz is once more showing her teeth in an uncharacteristic smile. And she is seen smiling again as she celebrates her big day with a visit to BBC Broadcasting House.

There she is pictured meeting DJs Chris Evans and Jo Wiley. Liz pauses to speak with Terry Wogan, of whom she is a great admirer. She asks him how long he had worked for the BBC. “I have never worked here, Ma’am,” says Terry. “I haven’t worked for 40 years.” The Queen may have laughed at that. She may also have found cause to remember that Prince Edward is 42.

It was then the turn of the BBC’s Sonia Deol to ask the Queen what she would like for her birthday. “Oh,” she

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