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Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth

Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth

Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth. Our longest reigning monarch turns 90 today.
Queen Elizabeth Weymouth BeachDid you know…
  •  The Queen’s real birthday is on 21 April but it is officially celebrated in June (usually on the second Saturday) with ‘Trooping the Colour’
  • In an average year, The Queen receives approximately 60,000 pieces of correspondence
  • The new London CrossRail line will be called the Elizabeth Line, named after Queen Elizabeth
  • When she was born in 1926, Princess Elizabeth was not expecting to be the Queen. It wasn’t until December 1936, when her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated, that her father became King George VI and she became next in line to the throne.
  • The Queen’s Coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, at the age of 27
  • If the Royal Standard flag is flying at Buckingham Palace this means the Queen is in residence
  • The Crown Jewels, which are only worn at coronations and the annual State Opening of Parliament can be found in the Tower of London. For other formal occasions the Queen wears the jewellery from her private collection.

Queen Elizabeth Trooping the Colour                    Trooping the Colour

Top: The Queen visits Weymouth Beach
Bottom (left to right): Trooping the Colour

(sources and wikipedia)