Happy Birthday to The Queen!
The time has arrived! This week we celebrate the Queen’s actual 90th birthday on April 21st. The Queen will be spending her special day privately however the occasion will be marked publicly by gun salutes in central London. Her official birthday in June however will be celebrated publicly at the Trooping the Colour parade.
On The Queen’s 18th birthday in 1944 she was gifted The Boucheron aquamarine brooches by her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother). These Art Deco brooches remain some of her favourite and most worn pieces to date. The Queen also received another very special gift for her 18th in the form of a much-loved Corgi, named Susan who began a long line of Royal Corgis.
When The Queen turned 21 in 1947 she gave a speech broadcasted on the radio to show her dedication to The Commonwealth during a tour of South Africa “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
In 2006 The Queen celebrated her 80th birthday where she did a walk around outside Windsor Castle to meet well-wishers. The Prince of Wales’s birthday gift to The Queen was a breath-taking fireworks display over Kew Gardens.
This year The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will undertake a walkabout in Windsor and then a walk from the Henry VIII Gate of Winsor Castle to the Statue of Queen Victoria. Here she will unveil the plaque marking The Queen’s Walkway.
We wish The Queen a very happy 90th birthday and you can too in The Queen’s Birthday Book Here.