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Smart Living The bizarre reason why the Queen has 2 birthdays

01:19  06 june  2018
01:19  06 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Queen has her actual birthday, on April 21, and an official birthday held on a Saturday in June — and it has to do with the weather. Being the Queen comes with special privileges, like owning 200 of the same handbag, and having not one but two birthdays . The Queen turns 92 on her actual

The Queen has her actual birthday, on April 21, and an official birthday held on a Saturday in June — thanks to British weather. British weather is the reason why Her Majesty celebrates two birthdays each year. Getty Images. PASSPORT rules don’t apply to Queen Elizabeth II for one specific reason .

Elizabeth II wearing a red hat: Queen (Press Association) © Provided by Business Insider Inc Queen (Press Association)

Being the Queen comes with special privileges, like owning 200 of the same handbag, and having not one but two birthdays.

The Queen turns 92 on her actual birthday on April 21, but she also has an official birthday that is celebrated every year on a Saturday in June.

The reason for the second birthday has to do with the weather. Sovereigns whose real birthdays fall in colder months have often celebrated an official birthday on a different date in the hope of good weather for their birthday parade, known as the Trooping the Colour, according to the Royal Family's official website.

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Whatever the reason , two birthdays certainly befit a prince. As Prince Harry joked when giving a speech in his father's behalf (via Travel and Leisure) With 92 actual birthdays under her belt as of this writing, the Queen has reached some significant milestones. Some seven months after her 91st

Queen Elizabeth, like many British monarchs before her, has two birthdays : the actual anniversary Why ? Because April 21 is usually too cold for a proper parade. The tradition started in 1748, with All in all, just another reason it's great to be Queen . Have you got a Big Question you'd like us to answer?

Because British weather can be cold on April 21, the Queen celebrates her official birthday in June. The Queen's official celebration usually falls on the second Saturday of June.

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  • For her actual birthday, the Queen typically celebrates in private, according to the Royal Family's website. But there are usually public celebrations as well, which include gun salutes at midday in London's Hyde Park, Windsor Great Park, and the Tower of London.

    For the Trooping the Colour in June, the Queen's birthday becomes a public spectacle. She traditionally parades the streets of London — through Buckingham Palace, The Mall, and the Horse Guards Parade — and makes an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with other Royal Family members.

    Elizabeth II et al. posing for the camera: Trooping the Colour 2011 (Getty Images) © Provided by Business Insider Inc Trooping the Colour 2011 (Getty Images)

    The elaborate parade dates back to 1660 during the Restoration of King Charles II and became an occasion for honoring both the monarch and the military in 1748, according to a blog post by the historian, author, and royal commentator Dr. Carolyn Harris.

    The Trooping the Colour has been held on the sovereign's birthday since the traditions were combined by King Edward VII in 1901, Harris explained in her blog post. The King, whose birth date was in November, marked his official birthday in May or June, according to the Royal Family website.

    When she turned 90, Her Majesty walked around Windsor, unveiled a plaque on the Queen's Walkway, and lit a beacon followed by over 900 set alight across the UK and the world.

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