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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 93rd birthday on Easter Sunday

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 93rd birthday on Easter Sunday

The Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 93rd birthday, her birthday this year coincides with Easter Sunday.

Elizabeth II, is head of the Church of England and has a strong faith, usually celebrates Easter at Windsor Castle by joining members of her family at a service in St George’s Chapel.




At Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a Happy Birthday tune in her honour. The 21st of April is the day the Queen was actually born, but her official birthday is marked on the second Saturday in June. Her June birthday is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade.

Gun salutes are also fired as a mark of respect to the Queen on her special day, but never on a Sunday, so this year they will be delayed by one day.

On Monday, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will ride their horses and gun carriages past Buckingham Palace en route to Hyde Park to stage a 41 Gun Royal Salute at noon. A 62-gun salute will also be performed by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London at 1pm the same day.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 93rd birthday on Easter Sunday

The Queen traditionally spends a month long residence at Windsor Castle, known as Easter Court, each year.

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on the 21st of April 1926, the first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York, at 17 Bruton Street, the Mayfair home of her mother’s parents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.

She never expected to be Queen when she was born, but the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII in 1936 put her father George VI on the throne, and that changed her life. Elizabeth II, who has been monarch for more than 67 years, is Head of State, the Armed Forces and the Commonwealth, and has been married to the Duke of Edinburgh for more than 71 years.

She became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record, in September 2015. With the death of 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 2016, the Queen now holds the record for the world’s longest reigning living monarch.


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