The Queen at 90

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 16 August 2016 > Celebrate


Britain broke out the bunting and the Union Jacks to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.

There are not many 90-year-olds who are still doing a full-time job, even in the Queen now relies more on her children and grandchildren to represent the Royal Family abroad. After becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch on 9 September 2015, Her Majesty had another reason to celebrate, with her 90th birthdays: the real one on 21 April, 2016, and the official one on 11 June, when the Trooping the Colour ceremony takes place.

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Lots of other celebrations took place over the official birthday weekend, including the general public organising that great British tradition: street parties, with Union Jack bunting, umbrellas, paper cups and plates, cucumber sandwiches and lots of cakes!

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From 12-15 May, a four-evening extravaganza celebrated the Queen's life, and love of all things equestrian, at Windsor Castle:



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