Thursday 21 Apr, 2016

A Celebration Fit For A Queen

Hear ye, hear ye! You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday!
On April 21st, 1926, Elizabeth II was born to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. As the longest reigning monarch in the history of the British Empire (over 60 years), Queen Elizabeth II serves with elegance, charm, and seemingly timeless spunk. Her highness has hosted some royally over-the-top events over the years, but it looks like her 90th bash may take the (birthday) cake.

On May 12th, the iron-clad gates of Windsor Castle will open, welcoming thousands of guests to an event so extravagant that calling it a “birthday party” would be an insult. In honor of the Queen’s big 9-0, a group of 900 horses and 1,500 riders, actors, dancers, singers, and musicians from all over the world will come together for a grand celebratory performance. The 90 minute show will encompass the Queen’s life – everything from her birth, to her marriage, and her rule during the hardships of the Second World War.

Windsor Castle original pic

The performance will be given four times over the course of the weekend, with Queen Elizabeth attending the final show on May 15th as the guest of honour. Tickets for the event, which were open to the public, sold out within minutes of going on sale last November. So, if you are one of the 25,000 people who snagged a ticket, consider yourself lucky! But if you missed out, not to worry – the final two nights of the performance will be broadcast on television and will eventually be made available online.

Sounds like a soiree fit for a Queen, indeed.

Plan an educational tour of England with your students and visit Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle!