How Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday

 How Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday

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The British Queen Elizabeth II turned 96 on Thursday, April 21, she celebrated her birthday at her estate at Sandringham Palace.
The celebration took place in a close circle with members of the royal family and close friends.

Buckingham Palace posted archival photos of the Queen and wishes to the monarch on its social networks on the holiday. In this 1928 photo, little Princess Elizabeth is two years old.

"Happy birthday, Your Majesty! Then, in 1928, no one could have imagined that she would become queen, and this year Her Majesty is celebrating her platinum jubilee – the first in British history,” the British royal family said in a congratulatory message.

On the eve of the royal family's Twitter account, in honor of the birthday of Elizabeth II, a new photo of the Queen with her favorite ponies – Baibek Cathy and Baibek Nightingale. The picture was taken in March. At the same time, the official birthday of Elizabeth II is traditionally celebrated in June. It is then that the main celebrations will take place.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952 at the age of 25. It was on that day that her father, King George VI, died. During her reign, the UK has had 14 prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to Boris Johnson.

The Queen has had mobility problems in recent months and has been forced to miss a number of events, including Easter church services .
This year she appeared in public only once – at the service in memory of Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey.

The Queen's 96th birthday is another record for British monarchs. This year, she also became the first monarch to celebrate her 70th platinum anniversary on the throne.

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