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Here's why Queen Elizabeth bizarrely has two birthdays
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Here's why Queen Elizabeth bizarrely has two birthdays

And why the date changes annually...Getty ImagesThis week sees the Queen’s birthday, with the monarch turning 95 for the first time this year. The Queen has two birthdays a year, celebrating on the actual day she was born, April 21st, and then also on her Official Birthday, taking place in June. While it’s hard enough to keep track of two birthdays, it gets even more confusing for the Queen as it turns out the date of her official birthday changes every year. It turns out that the tradition of a monarch having two birthdays is centuries-old, dating back to 1748. The reigning monarch at the time, King George II, supposedly found his November birthday too cold to celebrate publicly so he chose to have another birthday in June when he could officially celebrate the date, later combining it...
Here's how the Queen is marking her 95th birthday today
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Here's how the Queen is marking her 95th birthday today

Getty ImagesToday marks the Queen’s birthday, with the monarch turning 95, the first of her two birthdays this year. Yes, the Queen has two birthdays a year, celebrating on the actual day, April 21st, and then also having an official birthday in June to publicly mark the occasion, commemorated with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. The Queen usually celebrates her actual birthday privately with her family, something that will be particularly difficult this year following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. Buckingham Palace confirmed the tragic news earlier this month that Prince Philip had passed away, aged 99. ‘It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,...