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The Queen's 91st Birthday 21 Apr 2017

When are the Queen’s birthdays? 

 

The date of the Queen’s birth was April 21, but she also has an official birthday on a Saturday in June every year. 

This year the Queen’s official birthday was on Saturday 11 June 2017.  We celebrated the Queen's Birthday at Eden Hall on 22 June 2017 with much fun and festivities.  Do check out the photos here (photo credit: British High Commission Singapore). 

Why does the Queen have two birthdays? 

The British monarch’s birthday celebrations have often been held on a day that is not their actual birthday.

The tradition is linked to the unreliable British weather because the Royal family want to hold the grand royal birthday parade in the summer.

How is the Queen’s birthday celebrated? 

The Queen’s official birthday is always celebrated with a military parade known as Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade in London.

 

After Trooping the Colour, the Royal family traditionally gather to watch a military fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 

(Video credit: British High Commission Singapore)