Here’s Why Queen Elizabeth Actually Has Two Birthdays

We learned a lot of interesting things about the royal family during Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, but we didn’t learn why The Queen has two birthdays.

That’s right, not one but two birthdays. That’s one of the special privileges of being a monarch in the United Kingdom.

Obviously, one person can’t be born on two different days, so when we say she has two birthdays, what we really mean is that she has two birthday celebrations.

Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21st. She just turned 95 years old. This is the first birthday in 73 years that she was not able to celebrate with her late husband, Prince Philip.

The Queen usually doesn’t have a big celebration for her birthday in April. That might sound surprising. She’s The Queen, after all. She deserves a big party.

Oh, don’t worry. She get’s to celebrate, but she usually keeps the celebration pretty quiet and low key on April 21st. Instead of celebrating her birthday on her actual birthday, she has a huge celebration on June 12th instead.

Why June 12th? The date might seem pretty random considering it’s a completely different month than her actual birthday. We know our kids wouldn’t want to wait two months after their birthday before they could have a party with their friends.

It turns out that there is a really good reason that The Queen celebrates her birthday in June instead of April. Watch the video below for all the details.

Have you ever celebrated your birthday in a different month than the month when you were born? Do you think it’s strange or a good idea that The Queen celebrates her birthday in the summer? Have you ever celebrated your half birthday? What do you think is the best time of year to celebrate a birthday? Do you agree that summer is best because of the weather?