Royal Family Pays a Touching Tribute to the Queen in Honor of Her 93rd Birthday
Britain’s Prime Monarch turned 93 on Easter Sunday, and The Royal Family honored her in a very special way. They posted a beautiful slideshow video which chronicled images from Her Majesty’s past and also sought to explain why she has two birthday celebrations.
Queen Elizabeth II has for long remained in our hearts and is one of the most powerful monarchs in the world. She turned 93 on April 21, which also marked Easter Sunday, and the Royal Family was on hand to give her a befitting tribute.
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Today, The Queen has released a message ahead of Commonwealth Day on Monday. "Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as we mark the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members. The vision and sense of connection that inspired the signatories has stood the test of time, and the Commonwealth continues to grow, adapting to address contemporary needs. "Today, many millions of people around the world are drawn together because of the collective values shared by the Commonwealth. In April last year, I welcomed the leaders of our 53 nations to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, and we all witnessed how the Commonwealth vision offers hope, and inspires us to find ways of protecting our planet, and our people. "We are able to look to the future with greater confidence and optimism as a result of the links that we share, and thanks to the networks of cooperation and mutual support to which we contribute, and on which we draw. With enduring commitment through times of great change, successive generations have demonstrated that whilst the goodwill for which the Commonwealth is renowned may be intangible, its impact is very real. "We experience this as people of all backgrounds continue to find new ways of expressing through action the value of belonging in a connected Commonwealth. I hope and trust that many more will commit to doing so this Commonwealth Day." 📷 PA Images #commonwealth
She attended the Easter Service at St. George’s Chapel, accompanied by her grandsons, Prince William, and Prince Harry.
To celebrate the queen’s special day, the Royal Family posted a video composed of slideshows with images depicting the queen as she evolved over the years from a baby to her present day.
The slideshow was posted on the Royal Family’s Instagram page with a caption wishing her a happy birthday and two hashtags to that effect. The caption also compelled viewers to watch the video to discover why the Queen has two birthdays.
The slideshow captured monumental times of the Queen’s life, from her birth to her time growing up, wedding ceremony, family photographs as well as images from many of her public appearances over the years. The slideshow also explained why the Queen has two birthdays, her actual birthday and her official birthday.
It explained that the Queen was born on the 21st of April, 1926, and that is celebrated privately, while her official birthday comes on the second Saturday of June, and is celebrated publicly.
The tradition of the British Monarchs having two birthdays started with King George II in 1748 when he enabled it so that he could celebrate his birthday during the Summer.
Members of the Royal Family also posted congratulatory tributes to the Queen on Instagram. A notable post was from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who posted on their joint page, wishing the Queen a wonderful celebration.
In spite of her age, the Queen is carrying on with full vigor and continues to perform her functions as steadily as ever. The Public will wait eagerly for June when they celebrate Her Majesty’s special day officially.