Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 92
Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday.
The celebrations kicked off at Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard where the Band of the Irish Guards played “Happy Birthday.”
The customary gun salutes by the British Army took place midday — “a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London,” according to the Royal Household website.
Despite the public fireworks, “The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately,” says the website.
But the parties don’t end this weekend. The queen often celebrates two birthdays, one in June and another on her actual birthday, April 21. It’s a tradition that dates back to King George II in 1748 reports the BBC.
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