Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Portrait of The Queen

Portrait of The Queen

Today (21st April 2013) marks the 87th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II who was born on this day in 1923 in Mayfair, London to Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York who would later become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The Queen had one younger sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Swandon who was born in 1930 but unfortunately died in 2002 at the age of 71.

Her Majesty, The Queen has devoted her entire life to her people and the people of the Commonwealth and has vowed to do so for as long as possible. She is currently the second longest serving monarch in British history behind Queen Victoria who was on the throne for 63 years and 216 days.

Since The Queen ascended to the throne she has seen the world change and has modernised the monarchy to ensure its adaptation and survival. She has had 12 British Prime Ministers during her reign of 61 years.

We wish Her Majesty a happy birthday! Long live The Queen!

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