The Queen’s 90th Birthday Book

Today, the 21st April 2016, the nation celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday and honours her as England's longest reigning monarch.
The London Mint Office are proud to have partnered with The Online Book Company to create something special to honour our Queen on her 90th Birthday. Naturally, we’re pulling out all the stops, by creating a dedicated online Birthday book to celebrate Her Majesty’s very special day and landmark year.
We believe that The Queen will be overjoyed to open up her own online birthday book where she’ll find a whole world of heartfelt good wishes, fond memories and captured moments of a long and remarkable life as our much-loved monarch. Show your appreciation of The Queen by sending your own personal message for inclusion in her online birthday book and be part of her big birthday surprise. 

Click HERE to leave your Birthday Message

The Queen's 90th Birthday Charity Medal

(Please click HERE for more information on H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Charity Medal)

As the Queen reaches this milestone birthday, our nation celebrates Her Majesty’s 90 glorious years with The Queen’s 90th Birthday  Charity Medal. Profits from every medal purchased will be donated to the many charities of whom The Queen is patron – and you may choose which charity benefits when you order your medal.
In keeping with the oldest traditions of royal commemoratives, each medal is an impressively large 61mm in diameter and minted in solid bronze – allowing each and every detail of sculptor Philip Nathan’s intricate design to be realised. The depiction of The Queen on horseback, long associated with only the most significant of royal events, is in contrast to the obverse of the medal which portrays Her Majesty in a more contemporary three-quarter profile
Click HERE to wish H.M Queen Elizabeth II a Happy Birthday and order the 90th Birthday Charity Medal.

Here are 10 Interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II
1. She speaks fluent French; she uses the language during state visits without the requirement of an interpreter.
2. She is supposedly the only British Monarch fully trained on how to change a spark plug. She was trained as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.
3. She was the first member of the Royal family to receive a Gold disk from the recording industry. This was because of the release of ‘Party at the Palace’ produced by EMI, which sold 100,000 copies within the first week.
4. The Queen has owned more than 30 Corgis during her reign. Her corgis are bred from her Pembroke Corgi named Susan given to the Queen for her 18th birthday. Ever since then Corgis have always been a part of the Queens life. Her remaining two Corgis are Holly and Willow who are now 12.
5. At her Coronation her robes were so heavy that she asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to ‘give her a push’ saying: “Get me started”.
6. In 1958 The Queen put on a mining outfit and went 500 feet underground at Rothes Colliery.
7. Her nickname as a child was Lilibet, this was because she could not pronounce “Elizabeth” properly.
8. Rather than buying new ones, The Queen gets her staff to repair worn-out curtains, bed sheets and carpets. She does not like to see things wasted.
9. In 1960 when Prince Andrew was born, Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning sovereign to have a child since Queen Victoria in 1857.
10. Queen II Elizabeth has visited Australia 16 times, Canada 22 times, Jamaica six times and New Zealand 10 times, but she doesn't have or need a passport.

Happy Birthday Your Majesty from The London Mint Office Team!

By Helen Thomas 

Source: London Mint Office