One of the biggest highlights of 2016 is Queens’s 90th birthday celebrations. Be a part of the festivities by getting to know what is happening.
Although the queen celebrated her birthday in the month of April, the celebrations continue through the months of May and June. Most of these events are free, and some of them do charge a nominal fee. Regardless of which event you would like to attend, you need to plan ahead of you want to be part of it.
To mark the celebration of her birthday on April 21, The Queen unveiled the Queen’s Walkway. The walkway is a connection between 63 points of interests in town. These points celebrate the Queen’s achievement in being the longest in reign as the monarch after 63 years.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh also lit beacons that initiated the events throughout the country.
May is the first month of the celebrations. A 90-minute long ceremony where more than 900 horses accompanied by 1500 riders and performers taking part in them. If you have seen the Jubilee Horse pageant in the year 2012, this event is similar to that except the theatrical lighting and projections that make it grander. Already 25,000 tickets were sold out when the sale opened back in November 2015. You can also catch up with the celebrations on television from the comfort of your home also.
During the month of June, on the 10th of the month, a weekend full of events has been planned marking the celebrations of Queen’s birthday and unofficially the Birthday of The Duke of Edinburgh. The celebrations begin with a special thanksgiving prayers at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
On June 11, this year’s Trooping the Colour which is the official annual celebration of the Queen’s Birthday Parade. During this time, The Queen takes a look at the soldiers from the Household Division. This event takes place at the Horse Guards Parade behind the Whitehall.
These are only some of the celebrations that have been planned marking the Queen’s Birthday.