Friday, 21 April 2017

The Queens Birthday

It is a royal tradition that Her Majesty celebrates the occasion twice every year – in April and June.
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.

Happy Birthday Ma'am

Queen Elizabeth 2nd

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.

Queen Elizabeth Aceo

Queen Elizabeth and Daisies

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

Painting in My 'Handcrafted by Picto' Folksy Shop

Aceo in My 'Jan Ryan Art' Etsy Shop

This Post has been added to the  Sum of their Stories Handmade Link Up

Jan x


  1. Lovely paintings and think we should all have 2 Birthday's. DH shares the same day as the Queen, 21st April. Perhaps we will both celebrate on mid summers day or have a national Birthday on that day fro crafters

  2. When I was little I thought 2 birthdays like the queen would be great, I don't think she gets double presents though so I've gone off the idea now! I love your illustrations, especially the one with daisies. Thanks for sharing at #Handmade Monday

  3. A fun illustration idea!


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