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What happens when the Queen turns 100?

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70th platinum anniversary at the age of 96

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70th platinum anniversary at the age of 96 (Image: Andrew Matthews – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Queen is currently 96 years old and is the longest reigning monarch in British history.

She has now been on the throne for 70 years, a fact celebrated with aplomb during the ongoing Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.

Celebrations are plentiful these days – and one wonders what celebrations would take place when Her Majesty celebrated her 100th birthday four years from now.

The milestone age was actually reached by the Queen Mother, who lived to be 101 years old. And the Queen’s aunt, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, turned 102.

So what could happen on such an occasion?

What happens when the Queen turns 100?

The Queen would be 100 years old April 21, 2026 – since she was born in 1926.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1953

The Queen was born in 1926 and became monarch in 1952, crowned in 1953 (Image: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

However, Her Majesty has two birthdays: her real birthday in April and an official birthday in June.

There is no doubt that the Trooping The Color parade on the Queen’s official birthday – which sees the royal family appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace – would be something very special.

Moreover, no one could have known what exactly would happen to celebrate such a momentous occasion.

It’s certainly worthy of a Platinum Jubilee-style celebration, perhaps with street parties, parades and (fingers crossed) an extra holiday this year.

When the Queen Mother turned 100 in 2000, Horse Guards held a special birthday parade – complete with floats, an orchestra and a marching band.

Queen Mother and Prince Charles on her 100th birthday

Prince Charles accompanied the Queen Mother to her 100th birthday parade (Image: Ken Goff/Getty Images)

Cakes were also distributed to thousands of well-wishers who had gathered in central London to enjoy the celebrations, writes the To express.

The Queen Mother was also honored with a £5 commemorative coin and £20 note.

On the 100th birthday of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester in 2001, however, events were far more subdued.

The private princess had a birthday party with members of the royal family at Kensington Palace and there was a 20-minute military parade in her honor, according to Hello.

Alice was also honored with a garden named after her by one of her patrons, St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

Princess Alice, the Queen’s aunt, turned 102 (Image: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

It’s not hard to imagine that a coin would be minted to commemorate the Queen’s 100th birthday – and that parks, places and more would be named Elizabeth in her honor.

Her Majesty already appears on UK postage stamps, but perhaps a special issue would be made.

Interestingly, it is known that anyone who turns 100 can receive a special message from the Queen. But of course it probably wouldn’t work for them to send themselves a note?

One can only speculate – but wouldn’t it be nice if the Queen’s admirers from across Britain and the Commonwealth sent her cards instead?

For now we just have to wait and see.

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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022

Dust your flag with the Union Jack, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner.

The celebrations, which will take place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, will mark Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th anniversary on the throne.

There will be street parties, concerts and other special events across the UK attended by the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.

Visit Metro.co.uk’s Platinum Jubilee page for the latest updates.

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