Children invited to join 21-gun salute outside Windsor Castle for Queen’s birthday

Gun salute

Children of the Royal Borough are invited to help wish Her Majesty The Queen a happy birthday – by taking part in the traditional 21-gun salute outside Windsor Castle, on Thursday 21 April at noon. 

The council will be celebrating Her Majesty’s 96th birthday with the annual firing of mini cannon on The Long Walk, near the Brook Street entrance, with the special tribute led by Councillor John Story, the mayor. 

As usual, a number of lucky children attending the ceremony will be chosen at random to fire the cannon, under the safe supervision of an ordnance expert and in the presence of local dignitaries. 

Cllr Story said: “We’re so proud Her Majesty is a resident of the Royal Borough and this year’s birthday celebrations are all the more special as we celebrate her historic Platinum Jubilee year, marking 70 years of dedicated service to the nation.

“Our traditional 21-gun salute in Windsor’s historic heart is an exciting opportunity for our younger residents to play a part in the birthday celebrations. If your children want to be involved, please just come along by 11.50am and they might be fortunate to be picked.

“This very special Windsor event generally attracts a sizeable crowd of spectators. I am looking forward to celebrating Her Majesty’s birthday with residents of all ages.”