We would like to extend our congratulations to our patron HM The Queen on this her 90th birthday.
At the end of a day of celebrations in Windsor, including meeting the public and unveiling a plaque commemorating being the longest reigning monarch on the throne, HM The Queen is due to light the first of a series of beacons at Windsor Castle.
Army cadets will then light beacons on the top of the highest peaks in the country – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Mount Snowdon and Slieve Donard, followed by local celebrations across the country.
To celebrate this special day our supporters and committee members will be joining in and lighting a series of beacons, from Northumberland to Somerset, at the same time raising funds for R.A.B.I. We look forward to hearing all about them.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has written a message to all beacon lighters. It reads:
“I am delighted that so many people throughout the United Kingdom are coming together to light beacons in celebration of my mother, The Queen’s, ninetieth birthday. It is a wonderful gesture which I know has deeply touched Her Majesty.
Beacons are to be lit on mountaintops, on beaches, in farmyards and on church towers, uniting us all in our heartfelt appreciation of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the United Kingdom and other Realms, and to the Commonwealth.
Since time immemorial, the light of beacons has relayed important messages across the land. “This message we proclaim with the greatest pride and affection: Your Majesty, we all wish you a very Happy Birthday!”
Photo courtesy: https://www.royal.uk/
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