Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday: the longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving monarch of the British monarchy.

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Another day of celebration in the British Royal Family and that is Queen Elizabeth II today, April 21, 2022, is reaching her 96th birthday.

It will be marked today with a gun salute in London and Windsor, while the monarch will celebrate privately with her family.

Although the official celebrations of the Queen’s birthdayinvolving the annual Trooping the Color parade, will take place in June.

Britain’s Princess Elizabeth greets Winston Churchill at a reception at the Guildhall, on March 23, 1950, in London. In the background you can see the Prime Minister Mr. Atlee and his wife, Mrs. Atlee. (AFP via Getty Images)

Just as you read it: Queen Elizabeth II usually celebrates two birthdays: One on the day of his birth and the other an official celebration, a day in June, usually on Saturdays.

This year’s will be held on Thursday, June 2. It is an official celebration in which an annual military parade is involved.

US President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smile for the cameras during group photo session at the Guildhall on June 04, 1994, before a banquet celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Normandy Day invasion. (GERRY PENNY/AFP via Getty Images)

This year’s June celebration is especially important, as will also celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the UK will be able to enjoy a four-day weekend.

Elizabeth II is the UK’s longest reigning monarch, having been on the throne for 70 years. She became Queen on February 6, 1952 and was crowned the following year on June 2, 1953.
Queen Elizabeth II was only 25 years old when she became Queen of England.

The televised State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, London, 2 July 1970. Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen’s Speech, with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, seated beside her. (Fred Mott/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The doubt remains Why is the Queen’s birthday celebrated in June if she was born in April?

In a nutshell, the Queen has two birthdays due to the British weather.

As the monarch’s birthday is often celebrated with outdoor events such as the Trooping the Colour, it makes more sense to celebrate it in the summer when there is more chance of good weather.

Portrait taken on June 7, 1951 of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, wearing a diamond crown. (AFP via Getty Images)

The fact that Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday in June does not mean that on a day like today, which was her birth, official acts are not carried out.

Here is a list of some events that have been held on the occasion of his birthday:

  • The British Army’s ceremonial unit, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, fired a forty-one-gun salute to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday in Hyde Park in London.
  • For its part, the Coldstream Guards Band played the traditional “Birthday” song together with the 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards, during the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle.
    • The streets of Great Britain show images in abundance alluding to Queen Elizabeth and her birthday, through large digital screens.
    • June 1993: A portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in an open carriage during Royal Ascot week at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, England. (Chris Cole/Allsport)

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