Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday with star-studded concert

Lawrence Kim
April 21, 2018

The Queen and other members of the royal family will attend a star-studded concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night, according to the official Royal Family Twitter account. However, that won't be the only birthday she celebrates this year.

The Queen has two birthdays.

Happy Birthday to Queen Liz, again.

Not many know that Elizabeth Alexandra Mary has seen the terms of 16 U.S. presidents and 21 United Kingdom prime ministers. However, when she became queen in 1952 following her father's death, she also began celebrating her official birthday.

Elizabeth has an official birthday in June which is publicly marked with a large parade of soldiers through central London, known as Trooping the Colour. The King solved this problem by combining his birthday celebration with an annual military parade that took place each summer, beginning the double birthday tradition.

With the official date held each June on a Saturday, usually the second of the month, the date changes each year and Queen Elizabeth has a different birthday each year.

A non-white writer, Anita Sethi, claimed he joked about whether she was really from the British city of Manchester when they met at a Commonwealth meeting this week.

What about the Queen's official birthday?

This is the queen's actual birthday today, which she traditionally celebrates privately with family, and the public celebration normally occurs in the middle of June.

Next month, her grandson, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle will Wednesday at Windsor Castle.

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