Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth II!
The beloved royal turned 93 on Sunday and stepped out on her actual birthday for Easter service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the location of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding nearly a year ago.
The Queen was accompanied by her grandsons, Prince William and Harry, as well as William’s wife, Kate Middleton. The entire royal family was dressed in blue, with Queen Elizabeth sporting a baby blue outfit and a matching hat that included bright pink ribbon. She was seen greeting Kate, who curtsied for the queen, William and Harry as well as others attending the service.
In addition to her appearance on Sunday, Kensington Palace and the royal family’s social media accounts shared photos of Her Majesty in celebration of her birthday.
Last year, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her birthday with a live music event at the Royal Albert Hall in London that aired on the BBC on her actual birthday, April 21. Musicians that performed for Her Majesty included Shawn Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Sir Tom Jones, Shaggy, Sting, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Anne Marie.
She also celebrated her birthday more than a month later in June at the Trooping the Colour parade, an event which has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. Accompanied by her family, she was driven in a carriage from Buckingham Palace, down Horse Guard’s Parade and back, and watched a fly-past of aircrafts by the Royal Air Force from the palace balcony. The birthday parade brought together over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
Meanwhile, in March, the Queen and Kate made their first-ever solo appearance together to attend the opening of Bush House — a set of buildings that includes lecture halls, teaching rooms and an auditorium — at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. Watch the video below for more: