Britain brings out the big guns for Queen’s 91st birthday (VIDEO)

Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday was celebrated in London Friday with a 41-gun salute, followed by a 62-gun salute.

The 41-gun salute was performed at noon in London’s Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery using first World War-era 13-pounder field guns. One hour later, a 62-gun salute was performed at the Tower of London.

Born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, at 2:40 a.m., she became the Queen in 1952 and currently holds the record for the oldest and longest-reigning monarch in Britain, as well as the longest-reigning living monarch in the world.

[ CBS News ]