Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: British Queen Marks 90th Birthday - Again

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: British Queen Marks 90th Birthday - Again

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Queen has second 90th birthday do

It's Queen Elizabeth II's birthday still.

If it seems like the British queen celebrated her 90th birthday just a few months ago, that's because she did. On April 21, to be exact, when much of the nation came together to praise her long and constant reign.

But in the arcane ways of the British monarchy, that doesn't stop her from marking the event again with three days of festivities that started Friday with pomp, pageantry and prayer at St. Paul's Cathedral.

The British sovereign has two birthdays each year: one on the actual date of birth and the other one in early June, when London's royal parks usually bask in sunshine.

The service Friday which coincided with a 41-gun salute to honor the queen's husband, Prince Philip, on his actual 95th birthday included other 90-year-old speakers. …

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