Queen’s Birthday: RBR, BPS, Customs, BFRS

June 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Thursday afternoon [June 10] the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Police Service, Customs Department and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, in recognition of her official birthday.

The Bermuda Police Service posted the photos below online, saying, “At 5pm Thursday, 10th June 2021 the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Police Service [BPS], Customs Department [Customs Department Bermuda] and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, in recognition of her official birthday.

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“The Queen’s official birthday is usually celebrated the second Saturday in June, despite her actual birthdate being 21st of April. This has been a monarch tradition for many years in the UK, to celebrate two birthdays – the actual day they were born, and an “official” birthday when major celebrations are held.

“An ‘official birthday’ of a British monarch was first celebrated in 1748, for King George II.

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“The date doesn’t need to match the real birthday of the monarch and tends to be on a date in early summer or late spring.

“In Bermuda, the day would usually be celebrated with a ‘Trooping of the Colour’ parade on Front Street.

“Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the parade has been put off again this year. However, the uniformed services got together and decided to hold a very small ceremony on the Parade Square at the BPS Headquarters in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.”

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