For her birthday, the Queen had lunch with 99 other people all born on the exact same day. Is it just me, or is that a little strange? It hasn’t ever occurred to me to celebrate my birthday by finding other people born on the same day to hang out with…
Maybe next year. Anybody born on May 31st?
The Queen has had lunch with 99 people who were born on the same day as her, as part of her 80th birthday celebrations.
The monarch described the 70 women and 29 men who attended the Buckingham Palace reception as her “exact twins”.
For many of the soon-to-be 80-year-olds, who were all born on 21 April 1926, the occasion proved to be an emotional one.
As they mingled in the palace picture gallery, Doreen O’Leary from Oswestry in Shropshire described the event as the best day of her life.
“It means everything to be here today. I’m getting a bit watery. I’ve shed a few tears today.”
Mrs O’Leary, who has four grandchildren and one great grandson, said she was delighted to have chatted to the Queen.
Sipping on a glass of sherry, she said: “I think she is lovely. She looks different from on TV. She’s very small. She was asking us where we were from and I thanked her for giving us a lovely day.”