Royal Birthday (R)


Royal Birthday on R day!

There is fun in the air at Windsor castle today, as a Royal birthday is celebrated.  At last look, crowds of people lined the streets to join in the festivities.

In case you have been hiding under a rock and don’t have a clue what I am talking about, I am referring to the Queen’s birthday.  This is not to be confused with her official birthday, which is in June.  This is her actual birthday.  Got it?

The Queen celebrated her Royal 90th birthday today

I did turn to Google to find out a little more about why she has two birthdays.  I found out it is not just to get Prince Philip to buy more presents or to have an excuse to drink more champagne – although I would say that is a good enough reason in itself.


She can thank King Edward VII for double celebrations.  He started the tradition as his birthday was November 9 which was considered a bad time of year for a birthday, mainly due to the bad weather.  You can’t blame him really.  So his official birthday, which includes the birthday parade “Trooping the Colour” took place in the summer, where the weather was better and people could enjoy the event without the risk of rain.  Well actually there is still a risk of rain, just less of a risk. The tradition has stuck it seems.

I was never really a Royalist in my younger years – although I don’t think I ever thought about it – but as the years have gone on I do find myself having a lot of respect for her.  You have to admit the Queen is an incredible lady.  She has seen so much.  Been around for so long.  Met so many people, just think of all the Prime Ministers who have come and gone.  As my work friend said today, she met Winston Churchill.  Mind.  Blown.

She has had her ups an down but to be honest has always seen them through.  And you have to admit she looks fabulous for her age, although I guess she has had the best of medical care throughout the years.

Anyway, I am not writing this post to get into a debate on the Queen.  I am just wanting to wish her a happy ‘non official’ birthday.

Happy birthday image for the queen


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  1. randommusings29
    April 21, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    What a fab co-incidence that her birthday fell on R day 🙂 I can take or leave the royals but you can’t fault the Queen for length of service and loyalty to the people.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      April 29, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Ha Ha I know, I was pretty chuffed when I realised they were on the same day!

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