Web Desk: Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has turned 92 years old today, for the most part, the monarch celebrates this big day privately. But on June 9, 2018, her Majesty will parade through London as part of an opulent birthday celebration known as Trooping the color.
Queen Elizabeth has two birthdays, the actual anniversary is when she was born, and a separate day that is labeled her ‘official’ birthday. The reason behind it is the April’s coldness which is not suitable for a proper parade.
This tradition began in 1748, with King George II, who was born in November. So, he combined his birthday celebration with the Trooping the Color.
The parade is a part of British culture. In the aim of celebrating birthdays, the date of the official birthday varies year to year. Earlier, Elizabeth II held her official birthday on a Thursday but has since switched over to Saturdays.
Australia celebrates queen birthday on the second Monday in June while in New Zealand, it’s the first Monday in June. In the Falkland Islands the actual day of the Queen’s birth is celebrated publicly.