posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 08:51 AM
I just read this article about the Queen turning 86, but the description is confusing to me, so I thought someone could stop in and explain this, so I
The queen celebrates her birthday twice, with smaller family celebrations on her actual birthday and a second, grander celebration at London's
Buckingham Palace on her "official" birthday, which falls this year on June 16.
What's the difference between her actual birthday and her "official" birthday? Why does the date of her "official" birthday fall on a different
date every year? Does her "official" birthday follow or procede her actual birthday?
Also, the article states:
This year the queen will also celebrate her Diamond Jubilee to mark 60 years on the throne on the weekend of June 2-5.
Seems as though June 2012 might be an interesting month of rituals and celebrations. Not to forget that the Olympics kick off shortly there after in
Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer my questions and clear up my confusion.