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вторник, 10 июня 2014 г.

Two Birthdays of the Queen

The Queen turns 88 today (Picture: Sang Tan/AP)
Hello, dear readers!
Today I'd like to ask you, if you have known that the Queen of the UK celebrates her birthday twice a year?

Why?

Her Majesty The Queen Elisabeth II was born on 21 April 1926. And on this day 2014 she got a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London! It was her 88 birthday!

But the official Queen's Birthday is on a Saturday in June. This year it'll be marked on the 14th of June.

You know, that the UK is the country of traditions, and this is one of them. Since 1748 the British monarch have had two birthdays if they don't have the actual one in summer. It is considered that the summer time is the best time for the Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour.

So, if you are in London on the 14 of June, you'll see the colourful parade. If you'll see. please, tell us about it!


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