This is a big week for England, with three key dates in our calendar, culminating in St George’s Day on Saturday. Throughout the week we’ll be celebrating all that’s great about our country and we’re inviting you to join in!
Thursday 21st is Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Further celebrations will take place across the country in June for her official birthday, including Trooping the Colour and a Patron’s Lunch which will see The Mall transformed into a giant street party for the Queen’s patronage of 600-plus charities and organisations.
But we want to celebrate on Thursday, her actual birthday.
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page on Thursday as we celebrate the birthday of our longest-reigning monarch.
On Friday 22nd, the second reading of the National Anthem Bill in the House of Commons will take place, after being postponed from March. Parliament will debate whether England should have its own National Anthem at sporting events.
49% of you voted for Jerusalem in our Twitter poll, and you can find out Team England’s Jazmin Sawyers’ views on the debate here.
We’ll be keeping an ear out to hear the latest on the debate, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter channels for news.
And we want to hear your views too.
The weekend then starts with St George’s Day on Saturday 23rd. Throughout the week and together with our Team England athletes, we’ll be celebrating all that’s great about England – from fish ‘n’ chips and rolling countryside walks to the much-loved English breakfast and Royal Family.