Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 93rd birthday, falling on Easter Sunday

The Queen is celebrating her 93rd birthday.
This year, the monarch sees her birthday coincide with Easter Sunday, the most important day in the Christian calendar.

Elizabeth II, who has a strong faith, usually celebrates Easter at Windsor Castle by joining members of her family at a service in St George’s Chapel. At Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday in her honour on the forecourt as part of the changing of the guard ceremony.

Gun salutes will also be performed at Hyde Park and the Tower of London on Monday in the Queen’s honour.

April 21 — the day the Queen was actually born — is the first of the monarch’s two birthdays.

Her official birthday is celebrated in most of Australia on the second Monday in June.

The Queen traditionally spends a month-long residence at Windsor Castle, known as Easter Court, each year.

With the death of 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 2016, the Queen now holds the record for the world’s longest reigning living monarch.

Perhaps she could be sharing her birthday with Baby Sussex?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby is due any day now, with some people speculating bub has already arrived.

Last week, Harry and Meghan took to their new Instagram account to thank people who had made generous donations in lieu of sending baby presents. The caption read: “On behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much”.

The direct reference to Baby Sussex was unusual — Kate and Wills never directly referenced their unborn bubs in social media posts.

On top of that, Daniel Martin, who did Meghan’s make-up for her wedding, has been sighted in Windsor in the last week.

Helping Meghan get camera ready for her first official birth announcement photo? Time will tell.