Friday, 12 February 2016

Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest currently reigning monarch, and well as the longest reigning British monarch. On 21st April this year, Her Majesty will celebrate her 90th birthday.

Sunday 27th  - Easter Sunday
  • "Our Queen At Ninety" - Documentary by ITV
    • Interview: Charles, Camilla, William, Catherine, Harry, Andrew, Beatrice, Eugenie, Sophie and Peter. 
Wednesday 20th 
  • Official Stamps to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday released by Royal Mail.

  • Visit the Royal Mail delivery office in Windsor to mark the Royal Mail 500th anniversary.
    • Unveil Plaque 
    • Meet representatives from Royal Mail, including long-serving postmen and women
    • Performance by the Royal Mail choir
    • Attending: Queen and Philip
  • Officially open the new bandstand at Alexandra Gardens
    • Unveil plaque 
    • Meet School children who helped design the plaque
    • Performance by children's choir
    • Attending: Queen and Philip
  • Prince William: 'I don't lie awake waiting to be king' interview by BBC
  • "The Queen at 90" Documentary by Sky News
  • 3 Official Photo taken by Annie Leibovitz released 
  • Birthday Honor List released

Thursday 21st   Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday
  • Unveil a plaque marking The Queen's Walkway at the foot of Castle Hill
    • Walkabout
    • Attending: Queen and Philip
  • Traditional Gun Salute
    • At Noon
      • 41 Gun Salute in Hyde Park, London, England
      • 21 Gun salute at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland 
      • 21 Gun salute at Cardiff Castle, in Wales
      • 21 Gun salute at Edinburgh Castle, in Scotland
    • at 1 PM
      • 62 Gun Salute  at the Tower Of London 
    •  at 2:30 PM  
      • 21 Gun salute at the Royal Borough, Windsor Castle
  • Bell Ringing at Westminister Abbey at 1 PM
  • Light a beacon on The Long Walk to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday
    • Attending: Queen, Philip, Charles and Camilla
  • Private Dinner at Windsor Castle with Family
(21st: Beacon lighting around the UK. You can participate in your own Beacon lighting)
  • "Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute" - Documentary by BBC
    • Interview: Charles, William, Harry, Andrew, Anne, Duke of Kent, & Princess Alexandra
    • 9 pm BBC 1
Friday 22nd 
  • Private Lunch with USA President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama at Windsor Castle
    • Attending: Queen and Philip
Tuesday 10th 
  • Received a Delegation of Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons at Buckingham Palace in celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday 
    • Presented with addresses from the Chambers of Parliament
    • Attending: Queen, & Philip
12-15th Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration (Winsdor Horse Show) at Windsor Castle 
  • At least one Senior member of the Royal Family attended each day, with everyone attending on the last day.
Friday 10th     (Prince Philip's 95th Birthday)  
  • Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral 
    • Service at 11 AM
    • Attending: Queen, Philip, Charles, Camilla, William, Catherine, and other members of the Royal Family
  • Governors-General lunch at Buckingham Palace
    • Attending: Queen, Philip, Charles, & Camilla
  • Reception at Guild Hall
    • Attending: William, Catherine, and other members of the Royal Family
  • Photo of Queen and Philip taken by Annie Leibovitz  released 
Saturday 11th    
  • Trooping the Colour  
    • Starts at 10 AM
    • 11AM  Royal salute at Horse Guard Parade
    • 1 PM Fly Past
    • Trooping by the Coldstream Guards Colour 
    • Attending: Royal Family
Sunday 12th        
  • The Patron Lunch
    • In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday and her 600+ patronages
      • The Queen grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry are patron of the Patron Lunch and Peter Phillip's company is organizing it. 
    • Attending: Queen, Philip, William, Catherine, Harry, Peter & Other members of the Royal Family
      • Charles and Camilla will attend Regional Lunch
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  1. Wishing you a great 90th year. In 2000 we travelled as Girl Scouts from the USA to Peak 2000. It was so exciting to be part of Queen Mums 100th birthday celebration. Enjoy your retirement and hope to see King William/Queen Catherine ruling soon. L Richardson

  2. I recently met The Queen at an event she attended and I was invited to

    Do you think it would be a good idea for me to write a letter to HMQ thanking her and saying what an honour it was for me to meet her?

    1. I think that would be a great Idea. The Royals alway love that, They love to hear that people appreciated what they do and to know that their work is having a impact.

  3. Do you know anyone who has gotten a reply for The Queens 90th Birthday? I have seen a few replies online but I'm waiting very patiently.

    1. I know quite a few people who have gotten replies for the Queen's 90th Birthday. I know someone whose reply was sent on the Queen's birthday in April, & I've seen people get replies every few weeks since then. So they are working on it.