Why the Queen’s official birthday changes date every year
Today we are wishing happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth II… for the second time this year.
Yes, the Queen is celebrating her official birthday today after initially celebrating her 91st year for the first time on April 21.
Every year the reigning monarch celebrates her birthday twice – once on the actual day she was born and an official birthday in June.
And to confuse matters further, the birthday in June actually changes date every year as well. Here’s everything you need to know.
Why does the Queen have a second birthday? It is a tradition that started several years ago with King George... read more
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