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Queen Elizabeth Turns 92 On Saturday, But It’s Not Her ‘Official’ Birthday. Unraveling The Truth About Her ‘2 Birthdays’

April 20, 2018

The Queen is to turn 92 on Saturday and “a whole host of stars are lined up to help the monarch celebrate. To mark the grand occasion, the BBC is throwing the Queen’s Birthday Party at the Royal Albert Hall, where several members of the royal family are expected to attend.

“Britain will also mark the longest-reigning monarch’s birthday with gun salutes in central London at midday, a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.”

According to Express, “The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year, her actual birthday on April 21 and her official birthday usually on the second Saturday in June. This year her official birthday will fall on Saturday, June 9.

“All British sovereigns are given the option of having an ‘official’ birthday and the Queen chooses to have her second birthday in June. This tradition dates back to 1748 when George II decided to celebrate his birthday twice - once on the date of his birth in November and then again in the summer.”

“In June, for her ‘official’ birthday, the monarch will be joined by other members of the Royal Family at the Trooping the Colour parade, also known as the Birthday Parade that goes between Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horseguards’ Parade.”

Then, later in the day, the public can look forward to seeing her Majesty on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the traditional gathering place on days of Royal celebration.

Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness! We hope you have a blessed year full of family, joy, and memorable moments!

To enjoy all the pomp and circumstance of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration, watch the video, below.


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