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King's Official Birthday 👑

The monarch's birthday has been celebrated in the United Kingdom since 1748, since the reign of King George II. The celebration has usually taken place on a different date from the actual birthday.

King Edward VII (1901 to 1910) had a birthday on 9 November, but moved his official birthday to the summer to ensure better weather for the outdoor event. King George VI (1936 to 1952), born on 14 December, celebrated his official birthday from 7 to 12 June. Queen Elizabeth II (1952 to 2022), who had her official birthday on 21 April, also continued this tradition and celebrated her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. Her son, King Charles III, also celebrated his birthday on the third Saturday in June, his actual birthday being 14 November.

The day is marked in London by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour, which is also known as the King's Birthday Parade. The highlight of Trooping the Colour is the military parade known as "The Troop." The ceremony takes place on Horse Guards Parade in London, near Buckingham Palace. It involves the massed bands of the Household Division, accompanied by hundreds of soldiers, horses, and carriages.

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Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Saturday 15 Jun 2024 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 3 months
2025 Saturday 21 Jun 2025 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 1 year
2026 Saturday 20 Jun 2026 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 2 years
2027 Saturday 19 Jun 2027 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 3 years
2028 Saturday 17 Jun 2028 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 4 years
2029 Saturday 16 Jun 2029 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 5 years
2030 Saturday 15 Jun 2030 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 6 years
2031 Saturday 21 Jun 2031 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 7 years
2032 Saturday 19 Jun 2032 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 8 years
2033 Saturday 18 Jun 2033 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 9 years
2034 Saturday 17 Jun 2034 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 10 years
2035 Saturday 16 Jun 2035 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 11 years
2036 Saturday 21 Jun 2036 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 12 years
2037 Saturday 20 Jun 2037 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 13 years
2038 Saturday 19 Jun 2038 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 14 years
2039 Saturday 18 Jun 2039 King's Official Birthday 👑 in 15 years
2023 Saturday 17 Jun 2023 King's Official Birthday 👑 8 months ago
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