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In the community The Queen turns 90


This year marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. She is now the longest reigning and oldest monarch in our country’s history!


The official celebrations took place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle between 12th – 15th May. Over 90 minutes, 900 horses and more than 1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom and the World helped to celebrate the Queen’s 90-year journey from her birth, through to World War Two, her marriage, the coronation and a reign of more than 60 years. The celebration used horses, actors, bands and dancers to tell the story.


More locally, Kirton Parish Council joined in celebrations around the country with a beacon lighting for the Queen’s 90th birthday.


We also know


that some of you threw your own spectacular parties at Mayfields and Kingsway & Valentine.


Some facts about Queen Elizabeth II: • The Queen was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Burton Street in Mayfair, London.


• Her official birthday is 11th June – for the Trooping of the Colour.


• The Queen doesn’t need a passport or driving licence because they are issued in her name.


• A thrifty person, she saved coupons towards he wedding dress in 1947.


• She’s the patron of more than 600 charities.


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