Last Sunday, was held at the Buckingham Palace the commemorating of the 87th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II of England, which was celebrated in privacy with her family, a year after the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Cannon salvoes were fired in central London to mark the event.
On February 6, 1952, the queen came to the throne after the death of her father, King George VI. Quickly she took up office. The festivities were held with great popular fervor for several days.
The year 2013 also marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation, on June 2, 1953 in Westminster Abbey. This year there will be another event for the royal family: the expected birth of the first child of Prince William and Catherine in July.
The Queen, who is head of state of the UK and 15 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, is married to Prince Philip, 91, with whom he had four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.