Happy Birthday Your Majesty
Submitted by: Linda   Date: 2016-06-09 10:20
Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. She was born on 21 April 1926 but her birthday is celebrated on a separate date. She has been Queen since 1952 and is currently the second-longest reigning British monarch, the longest being Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years.

In Britain, the monarch’s birthday has been celebrated since 1748
The birthday was always celebrated on the actual date of the monarch’s birthday until 1936, the year of the death of King George V, Elizabeth’s grandfather. His birthday was 3 June and the date has since stayed around early June.

Birthday Weekend
The first event is a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
St Paul’s commissioned Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir to create a new anthem in honour of Her Majesty, which will be sung by St Paul’s Cathedral Choir during the evening gathering.
That will be followed by the annual Trooping the Colour on Saturday at Horse Guards, which will climax with an RAF flypast down the Mall and over Buckingham Palace. The Royal Family will be standing on the balcony for the fly-past.
Sunday is the day of the Patron’s Lunch, designed to celebrate the Queen’s links with more than 600 charities and organisations, which will take place up the length of the Mall, come rain or shine.

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