Celebrating the royal birthday
The longest-serving British monarch Queen Elizabeth II marked her birthday on the 21st April as she spent much of the previous 90 years: waving to the crowds.
It was announced that on 17:30 she had reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes – surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
The occasion was trending on Twitter for most of yesterday and took social media by storm with updates ranging from well-wishers’ tributes to clever PR stunts by companies inventing creative way to honour Her Majesty’s anniversary.
Birthday like a Queen
As the Queen celebrated her historic milestone, companies around the globe came up with clever congratulatory messages.
To pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday, Twitter created some animated balloons for users who headed over to the official @BritishMonarchy account, and it was later revealed that all tweeters could have an equally colourful birthday by enabling the feature from their settings.
Fast food chain Burger King honoured Her Majesty by renaming its Tottenham Court Road branch in London to Burger Queen for the day – much to the delight of the public.
Railway stations around London also took part in the celebrations and wished Queen Elizabeth II a happy birthday via public announcements while it was also announced that later this year Crossrail will be named the Elizabeth line in honour of the Queen.
Stunt of the day! Good work @BurgerKing #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty pic.twitter.com/Gt9VK5aZBk
— Taylor Herring (@TaylorHerringUK) April 21, 2016
Nice #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty from the platforms at Clapham Junction pic.twitter.com/808DRunI6v
— Ben Hazell (@Ben_Hazell) April 21, 2016
Meanwhile, as the Queen spent the day celebrating her birthday, Buckingham Palace announced that they are on the hunt for a new social media manager to look after her official Twitter feed well as maintaining and growing the Facebook and YourTube accounts for The Royal Family, Kensington Palace and Clarence House.
The position for the Head of Digital Entertainment will be based in Buckingham Palace and is said to offer a competitive salary and free lunches – and let’s not forget who your boss will be…