THE QUEEN'S birthday has been celebrated in York with a 21-gun Royal Salute.

Catterick Garrison's 4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East fired their artillery in Museum Gardens to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday.

The Saluting Troop from 101st (Northumbrian) Royal Artillery (Reserves) fired three 105mm Light Guns at noon and was one of 11 other saluting stations around the country.

The Band of The Yorkshire Regiment performed a marching display through the city before the Royal Salute.

Guests included the Inspecting Officer, Mrs Sue Snowdon, Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham.

York is the only Saluting Station in the north, and was given the honour to commemorate the 1,900th anniversary of the city in 1971.