Easter Sunday saw Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her 93rd birthday with fans and family at Windsor castle. The Queen was greeted outside of St. George’s Chapel, where the crowd sang the “Happy Birthday” song to the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, before she left for the Easter Sunday service.
Elizabeth II was later presented with flowers from several children who assembled outside the chapel.
Several members of her family including Prince William and Kate, Princess Anne and her two children, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, and Prince Edward were in attendance. However, Prince Philip, 97, was not in attendance. And while Harry accompanied his cousins to the Easter Sunday service, his wife Meghan Markle was at their home as the secretive due date for her baby is fast-approaching.
Interestingly, betmakers like Ladbrokes had offered 8:1 odds on Meghan's baby being born on Easter Sunday and the Queen's birthday, according to the Daily Express. However, this did not take place, based on available information.
Likewise, Prince Charles, next in line to the throne, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, both missed the occasion as they are currently in Scotland.
The royal family also shared their birthday wishes to Elizabeth II on social media. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a group photo of themselves and the Queen. Harry and Meghan shared a slideshow of images of her along with a personal note.
Born on April 21, 1926, in Bruton Street, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary has two birthdays. Her official birthday falls on the second Saturday in June, celebrated with a large parade of soldiers through central London, an event known as 'Trooping the Colour'. However, the tradition of having a second birthday began with King George II in 1748, so as to have a birthday celebration during the summer.