Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday.

The Queen marks Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London.

She was joined by Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, whose wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was expecting and not attending their first child in the coming weeks.

Harry and Meghan have placed a birthday wish for the queen on their Instagram page: “Happy birthday, Majesty, ma’am, grandma. I wish you the best day! Harry and Meghan.”

This year the Queen’s birthday is marked by an unusual sunny spell that has made flowers bloom on the vast castle grounds.

Sunday is the first of two birthday celebrations for the queen every year. She marks her official birthday in June with the Trooping the Color parade.

The tradition of two-year-olds dates back more than 250 years, when it was established by King George II.

Elizabeth is the longest ruling monarch in British history. She still has an active schedule, although she does not travel as often as before.

Her 97-year-old husband, Prince Philip, has retired and has not attended the service.

Written by Tommy Kilmer

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