The Queen Celebrates Two Birthdays
The Queen celebrates two birthdays. She has anÂ official birthday that isÂ celebrated onÂ aÂ range ofÂ dates inÂ the different countries ofÂ the Commonwealth ofÂ Nations. The second isÂ her actual birthday: the 21st ofÂ April, the day she was born inÂ 1926. The Queen prefers toÂ celebrate her actual birthday privately inÂ her family circle, but the official one isÂ aÂ national day marked byÂ aÂ parade and mass celebrations.