All About Queen Elizabeth II Birthdays

  • Publish date: Thursday، 21 April 2022
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Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. She was born in Mayfair, London, and she is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. Do you know that Queen Elizabeth II celebrates two birthdays every year? Find more about it in this article from UAE Moments.

Why Does the Queen Have Two Birthdays? 

In 1748, King George II invented celebrating two birthdays a year as a tradition for monarchs. Accordingly, Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays each year. Her actual birthday is in April, while her official birthday is on the second Saturday in June. 

When Was the Queen Born?  

Queen Elizabeth was born at 02:04 am on 21 April 1926, in Mayfair, London. So, 21 April is the actual date for Queen Elizabeth's birthday.

How Does Queen Elizabeth II Celebrate Her Official Birthday? 

Queen Elizabeth's 2nd birthday, Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday, is celebrated in June with a special 41-gun salute in London's Green Park. This is followed by a military affair known as Trooping the Color which additionally celebrates the Monarch. You can watch it live on BBC Youtube Channel. 

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