We’ve got a day off today for the Queen’s Birthday. Have you?
But, of course, it’s not HRH’s big day today. Last year I did a post about the Queen’s Birthday and I asked the question…
‘I’m not sure how old she is today, or even if today is her actual birthday. After all, nobody has a birthday that ALWAYS falls on a Monday, do they?’
Well, last year she was 84 and this year she’s 85. And she must be mightily confused, because it’s not her birthday at all and never has been in June. Her birthday is 21 April. But that’s why it’s great to be a Queen.
She gets two birthdays!
I never knew, shows how much of a royal follower I am.
Here in Australia, apart from Western Australia, we observe the Queen’s Official Birthday on the second Monday in June. I think this dates back to 1788 and probably was the actual birth day of the King at the time.
In Western Australia, if you’re interested, they celebrate it in September. Apparently the June date clashed with something.
Anyway, I’d like to talk about this in much greater length, but I’m on holiday.
But it would be rude of me to go without saying ‘Happy birthday ma’am!’