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Gun Salutes For Queen’s Birthday To Take Place On Monday

The traditional gun salutes across the UK for Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday on Sunday are to be done on Monday instead, Buckingham Palace says.

Her Majesty celebrates her 87th birthday tomorrow. Usually this is marked by a gun salute from each of the saluting bases across the UK, including Hyde Park, the Tower of London and many others.

Buckingham Palace has said that because The Queen’s birthday falls on a Sunday this year, the traditional military salutes will take place on Monday.

A 41-gun salute will take place in Hyde Park, along with a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London will take place.

Her Majesty will be celebrating her birthday privately as usual tomorrow at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh. No official engagements are planned for Her Majesty now until 30th April when Her Majesty will welcome the President of the United Arab Emirates to Windsor Castle for a 2-day visit before returning to Buckingham Palace, ending what is known as ‘Easter Court’ where Her Majesty stays at Windsor for April, including over Easter.

Although Her Majesty celebrates her birth date privately, her official birthday always on the second Saturday in June, is a day of national celebration in the UK and will be marked with the traditional Trooping the Colour in London, this year on 15th June.

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