Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 86th birthday at Windsor Castle
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today celebrates her 86th birthday today. The Queen will celebrate her birthday privately at Windsor Castle with members of her family.
Officially, the birthday of The Queen was marked across the United Kingdom by the British Armed Forces carrying out gun salutes. Dozens of cannons fired into the air at the Tower of London, Hyde Park, Windsor Castle, York's Museum Gardens, Portsmouth Harbour, Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, officially – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was born on 21st April 1926 to the then Duke and Duchess of York (Later, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) As a young Princess, Elizabeth became heir-presumptive to the throne upon the abdication in 1936 of her uncle King Edward VIII.