Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II


B00Mer
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Happy Birthday and Many Returns to Queen Elizabeth II born April 21, 1926 (age 91 years old).



London (AFP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, with the world's longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger generation to step forward.

A gun salute at London's Tower Bridge and at Hyde Park will mark the Queen's birthday, a notably more low-key affair after a year of festivities to mark her hitting 90.

A thousand beacons were lit around the country on April 21, 2016, and other events last year included street parties and a pageant at her Windsor Castle home.

"I'm still alive," the Queen joked in June during a visit to Northern Ireland, one of the numerous engagements filling the royal calendar.

But the ever-popular monarch has begun handing over duties to other royals, standing down as patron of 25 bodies at the end of last year, including the Wimbledon tennis championships.

While her eldest child Prince Charles is heir to the throne, greater attention has fallen on his two sons William and Harry, who have taken on some of the Queen's duties.

The arrival of Prince William and his wife Kate's two children -- Prince George and Princess Charlotte -- has cemented the country's positive view of the royal family.

Prince Harry is also admired, receiving widespread acclaim this week for speaking out about seeking counselling years after his mother's death when he was a child.

- Reforming the royals -

The Queen was instrumental in bringing the royals into modern times, after ascending to the throne in 1952 as Britain's empire was in sharp decline.

"My whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service," she said in a speech to mark her 21st birthday, years before starting her reign.

One of the most testing periods for the monarch came during the 1990s. The Queen dubbed 1992 her "annus horribilis" after the marriages of three of her four children broke down and Windsor Castle was badly damaged in a fire.

Five years later she faced the wrath of the British public when Princess Diana died and the Queen chose to stay at her estate in Scotland rather than return to London.

Buckingham Palace has since been careful to avoid such clashes with the Queen's subjects.

She has remained quiet about political issues including the divisive Brexit referendum and, in January, Prime Minister Theresa May's controversial decision to invite US President Donald Trump for a state visit.

In modernising her family's image and refusing to become political, the Queen has held on to the nation's affection. While generally in good health, she suffered a cold over Christmas and her recovery was watched anxiously.

Despite being followed closely in her public appearances -- feeding an elephant at a British zoo this month, for example -- she has succeeded in keeping life behind palace doors relatively secret.

While her love of horses and Corgis is well publicised, palace insiders have revealed that the Queen's private pastimes include crossword puzzles and a Dubonnet-and-gin cocktail before lunch.

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B00Mer
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WOW!! Thought this was a Canadian forum.. she is our Canada's Head of State
 
spaminator
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B00Mer
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Tecumsehsbones
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Cliffy
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Time to ditch these reptilian inbreds.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Time to ditch these reptilian inbreds.

Wrong thread, doesn't start with Trump.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Wrong thread, doesn't start with Trump.

Wrong.

Weasels aren't reptiles.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Time to ditch these reptilian inbreds.

Oh My Gawd, Wally's back!
 
gerryh
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Happy Birthday Your Majesty.

Long live the Queen.

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Time to ditch these reptilian inbreds.



agreed, time to get rid of the FN's and their "white" ass kissers.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Happy Birthday Your Majesty.

Long live the Queen.





agreed, time to get rid of the FN's and their "white" ass kissers.

Only ass kisser I see is you Pudney
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Happy Birthday Your Majesty.

Long live the Queen.





agreed, time to get rid of the FN's and their "white" ass kissers.

Oh, I don't mind the Queen. It's Trump that's a weasel. The Queen probably agrees with me, too.
 
darkbeaver
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The queen owns Trump.

The Crown owns Trump the queens the rep of the Crown.

That Crown regulates a certain ammount of civilization that returns/earns a certain ammount. The Sun never sleeps on the Crown.Moving forward is an illusioin, moving sideways is easier to arrange, faster more efficient Dark Ages,

The dark rules.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Only ass kisser I see is you Pudney


Quit looking in the mirror and you probably won't see so much of an ass won't have so much to whine about.
 
darkbeaver
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On your knees for King Charles, coming soon to a station near you

bow and scrape you insignifigant subject.

You're allowed to vote for one of our candidates.

She has a good tailor and good colour coordination. She looks regal, what could go wrong?eh
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Quit looking in the mirror and you probably won't see so much of an ass won't have so much to whine about.

Brown nose that queen again I like it.
 
gerryh
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“God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The Queen.
O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter thine enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save The Queen.”
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

“God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The Queen.
O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter thine enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save The Queen.”


 
Blackleaf
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Happy 91st Birthday, Queen Elizabeth II



Queen turns 91: Monarch spends birthday at Newbury Racecourse


The Queen enjoyed herself on her 91st birthday yesterday whilst attending the horse racing at Newbury in Berkshire. She was denied a birthday gift from her horse Maths Prize, as it finished fifth


The Queen spoke to jockey Ryan Moore and racing manager John Warren during her visit to Newbury Racecourse


The Princess Royal spent the day at the races with her mother

Last year, more than 900 beacons were lit up across the UK and overseas (external - login to view) as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. Crowds lined the streets in Windsor, church services were held in her honour, and the Queen took part in a walkabout at Windsor.

While her 91st was a more private affair, there was a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park and 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park at midday, ahead of a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London at 13:00 BST.

The event at Windsor - where the Queen is believed to be currently staying - was different to most military salutes, however, with children chosen to fire the 1ft cannons.


Four-year-old Zachary was one of the 21 children to be selected to fire a cannon for the Queen's birthday

There was also a 21-gun royal salute fired from Edinburgh Castle.

Bells pealed at Westminster Abbey (external - login to view) to mark the occasion and Irish Guards performed a rendition of Happy Birthday to You outside Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace tweeted (external - login to view) a picture of the monarch as a baby on her christening day, where she is held by her mother Elizabeth, Duchess of York. They also released a picture of the Queen when she was 21 as she received the Freedom of the City of London - the first significant London ceremony she attended unaccompanied.

Clarence House, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's official residence, shared (external - login to view) a picture of the Queen and a young Prince Charles from 1952.

Many of the thousands of tourists at the landmark also joined in with the song.


The Duke and Duchess of York hold their daughter in a photo dated 1 May 1926


Buckingham Palace also released a picture of Princess Elizabeth receiving the Freedom of the City of London in 1947 aged 21


Well-wishers used the hashtag #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty (external - login to view) to tweet their own birthday messages.

The Royal Albert Hall said (external - login to view): "Happy birthday to our patron, Queen Elizabeth!" and a Scout group in Bristol tweeted (external - login to view):

"#HappyBirthdayHerMajesty... And wish you a prosperous day!"

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a birthday message (external - login to view), wishing the Queen "a happy 91st birthday and continued health and happiness in the years to come", while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted (external - login to view): "Hip hip hooray for The Queen and MANY CONGRATS to Her Majesty".

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsore was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926, the first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York, at 17 Bruton Street, the Mayfair home of her maternal grandparents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

She also celebrates an "official birthday" which falls on the second Saturday in June. Two days ahead of her official birthday this year, the snap election (external - login to view) announced for Thursday 8 June will be the 17th general election of the Queen's reign.


Officer cadets of Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities Officer Training Corps fired a 21-gun royal salute at Edinburgh Castle





This restaurant now occupies the spot in Bruton Street, Mayfair, when the Queen was born


The Queen was born at her maternal grandfather's house


Queen turns 91: Monarch spends birthday at Newbury Racecourse - BBC News (external - login to view)

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