Why Does Queen Elizabeth Have Two Birthdays?
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 95th birthday on Wednesday, April 21. The monarch has remained on the throne of the United Kingdom the longest, surpassing even Queen Victoria who died at 81 years old. But did you know she has two birthdays?
The official celebrations that commemorate the birthday of a king or queen in the United Kingdom generally do not coincide with the day of their birth. This is due to a very curious factor: the weather. This tradition was born more than 250 years ago, with King George II in 1748. It turns out that every year, on the second Saturday in June, a ceremony, known as Trooping the Colour or the “march of the flags”, is held at Buckingham Palace. It refers to the colours of the British flag...
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