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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.
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.
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 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.
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.