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Burger King becomes Burger Queen for the day

Burger King became Burger Queen for the day to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

The Tottenham Court Road location changed its name and offered a special for app users: a Chicken Royale with small fries for £1.99.

“At Burger King we wanted to celebrate this exciting event, and what better way than with our very own royal makeover transforming the king of the burger into a Burger Queen,” said Simon Joseph, the regional managing director for Burger King.

“We hope our Tottenham Court Road customers enjoy this tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.”

The Burger “Queen” tribute is just one of many that poured in today, as Britain’s longest reigning monarch celebrated her milestone birthday.

Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes to the Queen, saying, “She is our Queen and we could not be more proud of her. Happy Birthday Your Majesty, and long may you reign over us all.”

Cameron also alluded to the fact that the world is living in a modern Elizabethan era, highlighting how significant the Queen’s reign has been and calling back to the celebrated reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Other world leaders, such as U.S. president Barack Obama, sent well wishes to the Queen, and Her Majesty even received a birthday greeting from space, where British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted from the International Space Station.

The Queen spent the day in Windsor with her husband, Prince Philip, at her side. She lit the first of 1,000 birthday beacons at Windsor Castle in the presence of her husband, her son Prince Charles, and her daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Before the Queen lit her birthday beacon, Prince Charles spoke to the crowd, saying, “I find it very hard to believe that you’ve reached your 90th year and I suddenly realised the other day that I have known you since you were 22 years old.”

“But this, ladies and gentleman, is a very special occasion and this beacon that her majesty is about to light will also represent – as it lights other beacons across the nation – the love and affection with which you are held throughout this country and the Commonwealth.”

  • Doug

    When I was looking at Street View on Google Maps of the Tottenham Court Road tube stop area. I noticed the “Burger Queen” on what was a obliviously a Burger King. According to this, the images must have been taken on April 21, 2016.

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