Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her ninety-sixth birthday in style in Sandringham.
Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1926 on April 21 and was crowned the Queen of England in 1953 on June 2.
A whole seventy years later, the longest-reigning monarch has turned ninety-six… Just four years away from her 100th birthday.
And to celebrate, she’s flown out to her Norfolk estate, where she will be joined by those nearest and dearest to her.
The cottage she is reportedly staying in, as per the BBC, was particularly loved by her late husband Prince Philip.
The cottage is named Wood Farm, and holds great memories for the Queen, so it’s the perfect place for her to celebrate her birthday.
But, this isn’t the only thing that has been done to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.
Because, outside of Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s Guard played ‘Happy Birthday’ during the change of the Guard.
Gun salutes were also fired for the inspirational monarch, as well.
What are we missing? Oh yes, the annual Military parade, which, although usually held on her birthday, will be held on June 2, as per the BBC, so as to coincide with the Platinium Jubilee, which will celebrate the Queen’s seventy years on the throne.
It’s certainly an exciting year for the Queen.
Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth II!