Posted: Sun 17th Apr 2016

The Queen Turns 90 And You’re Invited To The Celebration

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Apr 17th, 2016

On April 21st 2016, Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her 90th birthday and the City of Cardiff Council and Welsh Government will participate in the royal celebrations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Welsh capital joins the rest of the nation in a united celebration during a special public event in Cardiff Bay. From 8pm there will be the lighting of the National Beacon of Wales followed by fireworks. The Band of The Prince of Wales’s Division will also play at the event, performing a selection of Welsh and other entertaining music shortly before the Beacon is lit. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Earlier in the day, Cardiff Castle will host a 21 gun salute at midday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr David Walker said: “Cardiff has a long and unbroken tradition in joining the rest of the country to celebrate Royal Jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the lighting of beacons previously taking place in Cardiff Castle and Flat Holm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This is a wonderful opportunity for people to come together and commemorate Her Majesty’s milestone.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will light the Principal Beacon at Windsor Castle. This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and a Commonwealth Country to celebrate this landmark birthday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The best areas for public viewing will be Pierhead, Mermaid Quay and Harbour Drive. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Timings for the event: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • 12.00 noon 21 Gun Salute at Cardiff Castle.
  • 20.00 Performance by The Band of The Prince of Wales’ Division on Pierhead, Cardiff Bay
  • 20.30 Speech by the Lord Mayor followed by Beacon Lighting, Cardiff Bay.
  • 20.35 Fireworks, Cardiff Bay,
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