Queen's Birthday Today
The Queen is turning 90 today!
Although our Queen’s Birthday long weekend is in June ... her birthday is actually April 21.
Born in 1926 ... her reign started in 1952 ... and she became the longest serving monarch in September last year ...
Many people alive today have not known any other monarch ... so she’s certainly a symbol of stability....
Happy 90th birthday!
Whether you like it or no she’s still our head of state ... I think she’s done a pretty good job over many years....
Some other facts about the Queen:
1. She speaks fluent French and often uses the language for audiences and state visits. She does not require an interpreter.
2. The Queen has received over 3.5 million items of correspondence during her reign.
3. Since 1952, she has conferred over 404,500 honors and awards.
4. Over the course of her reign, she has given regular Tuesday-evening audiences to 12 British Prime Ministers.
5. There have been 16 Australian Prime Ministers and 12 U.S. Presidents during her reign.
6. Tony Blair is the first British Prime Minister to have been born during her reign. He was born in early May 1953, a month before her coronation.