Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

How to celebrate with and like the Queen

It has been an exciting time for the Monarchy over the last five years, a Royal wedding, a Diamond Jubilee, two Royal births and now the Queen's 90th birthday celebration. If you missed Her Majesty's walkabout in Windsor on her birthday (April 21st), there is still time to be a part of the festivities.

Royal Sightings:
  • Trooping of the Colour* (June 11) — Known as the Queen's Birthday Parade, this is when she inspects soldiers from the Household Division. While the actual event takes place in Horse Guards by invitation only, the general public can catch a glimpse of the Royal family outside Buckingham Palace or on the Mall.
  • Royal Ascot (June 15-18) — Traditionally, the Queen's horse races in The Gold Cup that takes place on the third day (June 16th) of Ascot also known as Ladies Day. Guests in the Windsor Enclosure (previously Silver Ring) will be the first to see the Queen's procession. However, to get a closer look purchase a Queen Anne Enclosure (previously Grandstand) ticket and head to the Parade Ring. The Queen and Royal Procession will arrive at approximately 2 pm and Her Majesty also presents the Gold Cup following the race.
  • www.ascot.co.uk+44 8443 463000
    High St, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX
Royal Treats:
  • Fortnum & Mason (London) — The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon opened by HM The Queen is the perfect place to have traditional a very memorable afternoon tea. We had a tour before tea, led by the resident archivist, who is well versed in the institution’s 300-year history.
  • www.fortnumandmason.com+44 2077 348040
    181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
  • Konditor & Cook (Multiple) — Bakers to rock stars and royalty, Konditor & Cook are famous for their 'contemporary and witty cakes'. However, their decadent brownies are not to be missed. Our family favorites include: Boston (cranberry), Curly Whirly (vanilla cream cheese) and Fudgepacker (vanilla fudge with salted caramel). With the release of their first cookbook, Konditor & Cook: Deservedly Legendary Baking, you can now also bake their treats at home.
  • www.konditorandcook.com
  • The Original Maids of Honour* (Richmond) — It is believed that Henry VIII came across Anne Boleyn and her Maids of Honour (young ladies who attend the Queen) eating cakes. The story goes that he liked them so much that he put the recipe under lock and key at Richmond Palace. Maids of Honours are similar to Portuguese custard tarts, but are lighter, crispier and melt in your mouth. To this day, this bakery is the only one that makes them.
  • www.theoriginalmaidsofhonour.co.uk+44 2089 402752
    288 Kew Road, Key Gardens TW9 3DU
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