It was business as usual for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth who was out and about on the eve of her 90th birthday.
She carried out two public engagements in Windsor near London where she has a castle.
On the actual day (April 21st) she is to unveil a plague, go on a walkabout, and attend a private evening celebration, so no signs of this great grandmother stopping.
“She’s pretty healthy, she exercises, she walks, she rides, there is no reason for her to suddenly stop. I think she is probably rather afraid of stopping,” said Editor-in-chief of “Majesty” magazine, Ingrid Seward.
Indeed Queen Elizabeth continues to be an active head of state. Yesterday she found time to visit another great British institution, the Royal Mail. In it 500th year it has marked the Queen’s birthday with a set of special stamps showing her with the next three heirs to her throne.
Royal birthday events
On April 21, the Queen will unveil a plaque marking the start of a four-mile Queen’s Walkway at the foot of Castle Hill in Windsor. It connects 63 points of interest in the town, commemorating the Queen’s achievement in becoming our longest-reigning monarch after more than 63 years in 2015.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will then go on a walkabout to greet members of the public, but you’ll need to turn up early to bag the best places. Serious royal fans may well camp out overnight.
Then in the evening the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, will light the first in a chain of 1,000 beacons across the country and worldwide that will celebrate her birthday.
She will be joined by members of the Royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a private celebration at Windsor Castle in the evening.
On April 22 the Queen will host President Barack Obama for a private luncheon at Windsor Castle.