Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21st 1926. She married Prince Phillip; The Duke of Edinburgh on the 20Th November 1947 and in 2010 celebrated an amazing 63 years of marriage!
It was on 6Th February 1952 that her father died and she was now to step up to the throne and become Queen at the young age of 25. Her coronation took place in 1953 on 2nd June at Westminster Abbey and was watched and listened too by thousands of people across the world.
The queen will be celebrating her 85Th Birthday on April 21st this year. On this day she will be attending the annual Royal Maundy Service at Westminster Abbey with the Duke of Edinburgh. The service is when the Queen presents a gift of money to elderly people who have shown a service to their community and church. The number of people that attend the ceremony is dependant on the age of The Queen that year, therefore this year there will be 85 Males and 85 females.
The Queen’s royal aides have requested the help of Gary Barlow as her party organiser for her 85Th Birthday but also to help with her Diamond Jubilee celebrations that are happening in 2012. With his wide array of contacts it will surely be a party not to miss!
The Queens official birthday will be held on the 11th June this year, this is when the ‘Trooping the Colour’ parade takes place. This is carried out by troops serving the queen. They greet The Queen with a Royal salute and then begin the march. Her Majesty joins the troops in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace and takes lead before finishing the day with a show by the Royal Air Force.
In celebration of the Queens 85Th Birthday why don’t you book one of our many coach tours to London and go and visit some of The Queens favourite places such as Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards, Windsor Castle or even Sandringham House!
For a wider range of tours available please visit coachholidays.com or ring our friendly reservations team on 0845 330 3747.
Lastly we would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen from all of us here at Coachholidays.com!