Sheikh Mohammed has wished Queen Elizabeth a happy birthday, here’s their friendship in pictures…

Queen Elizabeth II has just celebrated her 92nd birthday.

She is the longest reigning monarch in British history, having taken to the throne in 1952.

She is also a friend of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and vice president of the UAE. The monarchs are often seen chatting at racing events, with horses a passion they both share.

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To celebrate her birthday, Sheikh Mohammed sent Queen Elizabeth a congratulatory cable. He has previously described her as “a remarkable monarch I greatly admire”.

Here are 10 photos of Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth hanging out…

Sheikh Mohammed and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, enjoy a casual encounter with the Queen at the 2017 Royal Windsor Endurance Race (we love the sporty tracksuits):

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and Queen Elizabeth have a matching moment at the 2017 Epsom Derby.

Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth have an animated discussion at the Royal Windsor Endurance Event in 2016.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Sheikh Mohammed arrive by carriage on Ladies Day of the Royal Ascot races in 2009.

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The pair both dressed down at the Royal Windsor Endurance event in May 2014.


Princess Haya curtseys for the Queen at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2011.


Sheikh Mohammed leads the Queen on a tour of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi back in 2010.


Here they are sharing a laugh.


Before unveiling a commemorative plaque together.

Sheikh Mohammed congratulates the Queen on a win at Royal Ascot in 2013.


Photos: Getty Images, Dubai Media Office

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