Queens 90th Birthday
In April this year HM the Queen, Lord of Mann, marked her 90th birthday. Just last September she became the longest-reigning British monarch – at that point 63 years and 332 days as Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is the ninth British monarch to rule the Isle of Man as ‘Lord of Mann’
Sixty-four years ago, on 6th February 1952, Princess Elizabeth learned of her father’s death and her own accession to the throne. Born on 21 April 1926, she was a mere 25 years old when she was declared Queen, and 27 at the time of her Coronation as Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953.
Celebrations have been and will be taking place in Windsor, in London, and across the British Isles celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, and we are all invited to join the celebrations with thanksgiving services and parties in our own villages, towns or cities.
The Isle of Man's national service will be in the Cathedral in Peel at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, 12 June. (All are asked to be seated by 2.45pm)