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St John's beacon marks the Queen's birthday

Message from the Prince of Wales also read out

The Queen's birthday was marked by a number of events and gestures around the Island on Thursday.

One was the lighting of a beacon at St John's, an action repeated throughout the UK, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.

Ahead of the beacon's lighting, a message of congratulations from the Prince of Wales was read out on his behalf by Captain of the Parish of German Allen Corlett.

A small crowd of around 40 people gathered to watch.

Here's what some of them thought:

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