Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch (more than 64 years!) but others reigned even longer: Louis XIV of France was king for more than 72 years! Will Elizabeth II surpass him? Do you know how old she is?
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Horse Guards Parade, London, June 2013.
London celebrates The Queen's official birthday in June with Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade, a fantastic military ceremony. The tradition began in the 17th century.
Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 but her birthday is celebrated in June. Monarchs traditionally celebrate a second birthday if they were not born in the summer, in the hope that the British weather is warm and sunny!
The Queen's Birthday Parade also known as “Trooping the Colour”, Horse Guards Parade, London, June 2013.
1. When is the Queen's birthday?
How old is she? Do the maths, and the first team to answer wins!
3. Do you think having two birthdays is fun? Why?
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