5 Lunchtime Links: How does a queen celebrate her 90th birthday?

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21:  Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor.  (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II meets the public on her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

1. How does a queen celebrate her birthday?

Although she may have answered the question differently in her 64 years as the reigning monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday with her dogs (two Corgis and two Dorgis) and a walk through Windsor to greet the thousands of people who gathered with flowers, gifts and balloons, The Telegraph reports.

2. R.I.P. Prince.

Is this what it sounds like when doves die? TMZ is reporting that pop icon Prince has died at 57 years old, following a hospitalization last week after “fighting the flu for several weeks.” Police were called to the musician’s Paisley Park estate in Minnesota Thursday. Check back at Austin360 for details as they develop.

3. Today in numbers.

In the quantitative sense, today you might be curious to learn just how many days of Disney Channel Original Movies a marathon makes, how much money a South Korean fried chicken restaurant now owes Louis Vuitton and how many complaint calls New York received in the past five years concerning people smoking weed in parks. FiveThirtyEight counts it out for you.

4. Take a taco tour of Austin.

See Austin the way it was meant to be seen — through tacos. If we could wrap you in a warm tortilla and roll you through the city we would, but instead take a look at some of the spots guaranteed to get your cravings going by scrolling through our interactive taco tour.

5. Oprah adds Harriet Tubman $20 to “Favorite Things” list.

Maybe not actually, but Oprah’s excitement over the announcement that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 and become the first woman to grace a piece of U.S. paper currency echoed the feelings of many Americans.

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