Happy Birthday to the Queen

The Queen may just have finished her extensive Jubilee celebrations but more is to come as she celebrates her official birthday today (9thJune).

There will be more pageantry to enjoy in Londonon the 16th as they celebrate with the custom of ‘Trooping the Colour’ which dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th. Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle and were therefore trooped in front of the soldiers every day to make sure that every man could recognise those of his own regiment.

This impressive display of pageantry is now held on the occasion of the Queen’s Official Birthday. It takes place in June each year to celebrate the official Birthday of the Sovereign and is carried out by her personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with the Queen herself attending and taking the salute since 1987.

We have found the perfect gift for the woman who really does have everything so Prince Harry and William if you are reading, why not buy your grandmother her very own personalised number plate that not only celebrates her birthday but her 60year reign over the British people!  (ELZ 52)

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