With the sad news of Queen Elizabeth the II passing yesterday lots of people have been talking about he Royals and their traditions. One of the things that always comes up is why did the Queen have two birthdays?
Her real birthday was in April on the 21st, but then she would celebrate again in the early summer during Trooping the Colour. This tradition started all the way back with King Edward VII. He moved the parade from his actual birthday to the summer when it was warmer. Then the practice just stuck through the years with whomever was on the throne.
King Charles III was born in November so this tradition will work out for him too. Double gifts!
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