Why Did Queen Elizabeth II Celebrate Two Birthdays?

  • Publish date: Thursday، 21 April 2022 Last update: Thursday، 07 September 2023

Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. She was born in Mayfair, London, and she is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. She passed away on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96.

Do you know that Queen Elizabeth II celebrated two birthdays every year? Find more about it in this article from UAE Moments.

Why Did the Queen Have Two Birthdays? 

In 1748, King George II invented celebrating two birthdays a year as a tradition for monarchs. Accordingly, Queen Elizabeth II had two birthdays each year. Her actual birthday was in April, while her official birthday was on the second Saturday in June. 

When Was the Queen Born?  

Queen Elizabeth was born at 02:04 am on 21 April 1926, in Mayfair, London. So, 21st April was the actual date for Queen Elizabeth's birthday.

How Did Queen Elizabeth II Celebrate Her Official Birthday? 

Queen Elizabeth's 2nd birthday, Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday, was celebrated in June with a special 41-gun salute in London's Green Park. This was followed by a military affair known as Trooping the Color which additionally celebrated the Monarch. You can watch it live on the BBC Youtube Channel. 

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