Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 96th birthday today. Gun salutes will ring out to mark the Queen’s birthday from the Tower of London and Hyde Park in the capital and a military band will play the ”Happy Birthday” song.
According to royal tradition, the Queen will celebrate her second official birthday in June, This year, it will coincide with four days of public events from June 2 to June 5 to mark the queen’s record breaking 70th year on the throne.
Reports say that the Queen has flown by helicopter from her Windsor Castle to her Sandringham country estate in eastern England. She will spend time at the cottage as she is said to have health issues. The Queen has cut down on her public appearances since last October according to her doctor’s advice. She is said to have difficulty in standing and walking.
Prince Charles who is heir to the throne has assumed more of his mother’s responsibilities in preparation to take over the throne.