Her Majesty The Queen is nearing her real birthday!
The Queen of England actually has two birthdays to celebrate, simply because she is the Queen and can do. Her ‘real’ birthday is on 21st April and is celebrated privately however her official birthday is on 12th June.
The tradition of the two birthdays began with King Edward VII when he decided to create a second birthday for himself in June. And now the tradition has continued and Queen Elizabeth celebrates two birthdays every year.
The official birthday in June, which is rejoiced publicly, has a traditional 21-gun salute and the first cannon is fired at midday at Windsor Castle.
Queen Elizabeth’s official birthdays were on the second Thursday of June for the first seven years of her reign but it is now normally celebrated on Saturday.
If you want to show patriotism for your country and give Queen Liz a present (not that she hasn’t got everything she needs already) why don’t you knit her some Tea Cosies for either or both of her birthdays?
Cosies are a brilliant idea for a royal, as the pastime of drinking tea stems from only the highest members of society getting involved.
And with Ulster Weavers fantastic ranges, you could even save time and cheat by purchasing one of our fun and quirky tea and cafetiere cosies to suit Her Majesty’s taste; they will definitely keep her royal tea toastie warm!