Do you know every first or second Saturday of June has a big birthday party – the Queen’s Official Birthday? It has been celebrated in the United Kingdom since 1748. Your Majesty was actually born on April 21, the official birthday is celebrated each year on a weekend for more acceptable weather for a big birthday party. This year the birthday party is on June 13, tomorrow.
Tomorrow, the birthday party will have a fantastic military parade in London; it is called Trooping the Colour or Birthday Parade at 1030 hours on Horse Guards Parade. The Colour will be trooped at 1st. Battalion Welsh Guards. A 41 Gun Royal Salute will be fired by the KTRHA in Green Park at 1252 hours and 62 Guns by the HAC at Gun Wharf a the Tower of London at 1300 hours.
Tickets for the Trooping the Colour are available to the public, however you must be applied for in writing in January or February by ballot. If you have not been lucky enough to have a ticket, you can stand along the Mall or watch live on BBC1 (1030 hours); Highlights on BBC2 (1815 hours).
Why not have a home garden party this weekend with your family and friends? Happy Birthday Party! Happy Weekend Party!