Westminster to mark royal milestone in style

Wed, 27/04/2016

Westminster City Council is marking the Queen’s 90th birthday by encouraging people to organise street parties in their community.

The council has announced the decision to waive fees for street parties during the weekend of Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June ahead of the Queen’s official birthday on 14 June.

As with recent celebrations such as the Jubilee and royal births, the council is encouraging local communities to celebrate the milestone birthday in style with their own party.

The council is also hosting a 90th birthday tea party for all Westminster residents aged 90 or over who can join the Queen’s birthday celebrations on Monday 13 June at the Hyatt Regency London, The Churchill.

Queen Elizabeth became the longest reigning monarch last September having been on the throne for over 64 years.

Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council, Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL, said: "The Queen has shown unique dedication to the country throughout her reign. We are fortunate enough to have Buckingham Palace within our boundaries and we are following their lead in marking the Queen’s 90th Birthday: organising a tea party for all our residents also turning 90 this year and waiving the street party application fees. I hope everyone takes the opportunity to support this very special milestone."

The government have announced that opening hours will be extended in England and Wales on 10 and 11 June until 1am to mark the birthday.

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