The Queen is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this 12 months coincides with Easter Sunday.
Elizabeth II, who’s head of the Church of England and has a robust religion, normally celebrates Easter at Windsor Fortress by becoming a member of members of her household at a service in St George’s Chapel.
At Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will carry out a rendition of Completely happy Birthday in her honour on the forecourt as a part of the Altering the Guard ceremony.
April 21 is the day the Queen was truly born – however she has a second birthday, her official one, which she marks on the second Saturday in June.
Her June birthday is commemorated with the Trooping the Color parade.
Gun salutes are additionally fired as a mark of respect to the Queen on her big day – however by no means on a Sunday, so this 12 months they are going to be delayed by at some point.
On Monday, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will journey their horses and gun carriages previous Buckingham Palace en path to Hyde Park to stage a 41 Gun Royal Salute at midday.
A 62-gun salute may also be carried out by the Honourable Artillery Firm on the Tower of London at 1pm the identical day.
The Queen historically spends a month-long residence at Windsor Fortress, often known as Easter Court docket, every year.
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 2.40am on April 21 1926, the primary little one of the then Duke and Duchess of York, at 17 Bruton Avenue, the Mayfair house of her mom’s mother and father, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.
She was by no means anticipated to be Queen when she was born, however the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII in 1936 put her father George VI on the throne, and altered her future.
Elizabeth II, who has been monarch for greater than 67 years, is Head of State, the Armed Forces and the Commonwealth, and has been married to the Duke of Edinburgh for greater than 71 years.
She grew to become Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s report, in September 2015.
With the demise of 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 2016, the Queen now holds the report for the world’s longest reigning dwelling monarch.