But although her actual birthday is April 21st her "official" birthday is not until the 2nd Saturday in June, this year it is on June 17 when the official Trooping the Colour celebration takes place.
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The tradition dates back to 1748 when George II with the idea to have a public celebration of the monarch's birthday and a parade.
Edward VII then made carried on with the annual parade when he took to the throne.
However, because his birthday was in November, it was decided the public birthday festivities should be in June when the weather is warmer.
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On her official birthday, Her Majesty is joined by other members of the Royal Family at the spectacular Trooping the Colour parade which moves between Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horseguards’ Parade as well as a public appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Details from The Royals Website
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