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100 schoolchildren to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday with a tea party at Windsor Castle

Release date: Monday, 23 May 2016

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle ©

On Friday, 10 June, 100 schoolchildren will enjoy a very special outdoor tea party at Windsor Castle in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday. The party will be held in the Castle's Quadrangle, and children will be dressed in outfits representing different decades of The Queen's life. The event will be part of Discovery Education's live assembly, giving schools around the world an opportunity to join in the celebrations.

Register your school to watch the live assembly and download a royal tea party pack.

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty, presented by Diane Louise Jordan and Joe Crowley, will be broadcast live from the Quadrangle and the Castle's magnificent State Apartments on the birthday of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  During the programme, the themes of British values and the Monarchy's constitutional duties will be discussed, with link-ups between schools in the UK, India and Canada to explore The Queen's role as Head of the Commonwealth.  The broadcast will also include a live performance by the Choristers of St George's Chapel.

Discovery Education is offering free resources to encourage schools across the UK and around the world to join in the celebrations and host a tea party of their own. Schools will be able to participate in the live assembly by submitting their questions to Discovery Education via Twitter.

Jemima Rellie, Director of Content and Audiences, Royal Collection Trust, said, 'Her Majesty The Queen has been a role model for many generations and continues to inspire children today.  All children love birthday parties, and tens of thousands visit Windsor Castle each year to find out about The Queen. We are thrilled to celebrate The Queen's birthday with schools at Her Majesty's home and indeed the home of royal history for nearly 1,000 years.'

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty will broadcast live on Friday, 10 June, 14:30 – 15:00 at DiscoveryEducation.co.uk/live. Schools can register to watch the live assembly at DiscoveryEducation.co.uk/hmq90.