Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a bunch of other countries (Elizabeth the Second) has her birthday coming up! Born on the 21 st of April 1926, this year is her 90 th birthday, and what better way to celebrate the woman than in true British style. Here are 8 tips for celebrating this most illustrious lady.
1. Start your day with a full English breakfast
Get in some hash browns (potatoes), some Cumberland sausages, fried eggs, toast, grilled tomatoes and baked beans to start your day off the typical British way; much too full.
2. Get your outfit game on
Whether you want to dress like a Spice Girl, Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth II herself, there is a lot to choose from British fashion.
3. Coronation chicken
A Queenly must-have, coronation chicken was created for the Queen’s coronation in 1953 and is a popular dish to this day. This lovely mixture includes both curry and cinnamon in a flavorsome delight. Here is a reliable recipe straight from Britain:
4. Watch A Royal Night Out
This film follows a young Princess Elizabeth with her sister Princess Margaret as they venture out of the palace for some Victory day celebrations in 1945. A great film to watch with your sisters and
Listen to the best of British music; the Beatles. Get in some David Bowie, a little Adele, maybe even the British national anthem! Don’t forget the Spice Girls, the quintessential British girl-band of the 90s. Basement Jaxx to pump you up, some Beegees to get your disco on, and a little of The Who for that London feel. S’alright innit mate?
6. Enjoy a cuppa with some biscuits
The one thing we Brits love more than complaining about the weather and queuing is a lovely cup of English tea with milk and some Digestives (chocolate biscuits). Whether you put the milk in before the tea or vice-versa is a hot debate in Britain, but science has an answer to the question;
https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2014/oct/03/how- to-make- tea-science- milk-
7. Perfect the British accent
See if you can go the whole day speaking with a British accent! This lady gives a great break down of the various accents you can find in the UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyyT2jmVPAk
8. Be Sarcastic. Be very sarcastic.
The stereotype that Brits are sarcastic is very, very true. We laugh at ourselves, our friends and family, the good, the bad, nothing is out of bounds. For a guide on British humor, check out:
http://www.ef.com/blog/language/beginners-guide- to-understanding- british-humor/
And if you want to see some examples live, check out The IT Crowd, Teachers or Black Books shows. One final tip, hang some bunting up! Have you got any other ideas on how to have a really British day to celebrate the Queen’s birthday?