If you like birthday parties, I am sure you will find this article inspiring. The sovereigns of the United Kingdom hold their official birthday celebrations usually around the second Saturday in June, regardless of the real date of their birthdays. It’s because everybody wants to enjoy the grand ceremony, called Trooping the Colour, (which is scheduled this year for 2nd June ) in sunny and warm summer weather. The spectacular parade, with over 1400 officers and men, together with two hundred horses, proceeds from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, and back again. However, the Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21 April privately, and the public can only hear gun salutes in London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park, and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.