Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Happy birthday, Your Majesty!

The Queen's 90th Birthday

Longest Reigning Monarch - Queen Elizabeth II

Did you know that the Queen has two birthdays - her actual birthday and an official one, on which the country celebrates? Either way, this is the year that Her Majesty will be 90, and it's a great excuse for a celebration, or two, or a few more! Many people will be marking this special landmark birthday in the UK and all around the Commonwealth, as we recognise the achievements of this country's longest serving and well-loved monarch. Will you be joining in with a 90th birthday street party or picnic, or other tribute?
  • The Queen's actual birthday is on 21st April, and that's when the celebrations will start, with a walkabout in Windsor. In the evening the Queen will light the first of 1,000 beacons stretching across the country and around the world!
  • On 12th - 15th May at Windsor Castle there will be a spectacular 4-day birthday party event, the finale of which will be broadcast live on Sunday night. The extravaganza will celebrate Queen's Elizabeth's life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and her support of our Armed Forces.
  • On 11th June it's time for the official birthday celebration and Trooping the Colour, followed by a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace from the royal family and an exciting fly-by.
Queen's 90th birthday candles