Princess Elizabeth poses for a photo at her London home in 1928.
По традиции, начало которой было положено Георгом II, королева Елизавета Вторая празднует день рождения дважды. В апреле она отмечает свой настоящий день рождения, он проходит в кругу родных и близких. Второй раз день рождения отмечается в июне, и тогда монарх присутствует на парадном выносе знамени, проводит смотр войск и приветствует подданных с балкона.
Why does Her Majesty have two birthdays and what dates do they fall on?
Here's how it all works.
The Queen was born on April 21st, but that's not the only date she celebrates.
Why does the Queen have two birthdays?
The Queen has two birthday celebrations each year: one on her actual birth date, and the other on her “official” birthday.
The tradition for monarchs to have two birthdays was started by George II back in 1748.
George was born in November and it was felt that it was too cold to host an annual birthday parade at that time.
It was decided that his birthday festivities would be combined with a military parade known as the Trooping the Colour, which was held in spring.
The tradition for two separate birthdays is still observed today.