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The Royal Family’s Queen Elizabeth II reached a milestone birthday in 2016, the BIG 9-0.

How did she celebrate, one might ask? With a weekend chock-full of celebrations, of course!

Her majesty’s birthday is April 21, but the celebration becomes a monthlong (or more!) event for all of the United Kingdom.

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However, the reason for this Round 2 is simple: the weather. It’s usually nicer in England in June, and royals have been doing the whole double celebration-thing for centuries because of it.


Only the best for the Queen — just look at that cake!

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cuts into a birthday cake baked by Nadiya Hussain, left, winner of the Great British Bake Off, during celebrations of her 90th birthday in Windsor, England, Thursday April 21, 2016. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II cuts into a birthday cake baked by Nadiya Hussain, left, winner of the Great British Bake Off, during celebrations of her 90th birthday in Windsor, England, Thursday April 21, 2016. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP)
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