Sovereign’s Birthday in British Virgin Islands in 2023

Sovereign’s Birthday in British Virgin Islands in 2023
King Charles III. Image by Dan Marsh , via Flickr
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2024 British Virgin Islands Mon, Jun 10 Public Holiday
2023 British Virgin Islands Fri, Jun 16 Public Holiday

Marks the birthday of the Sovereign, King Charles III.

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Sovereign’s Birthday in British Virgin Islands in 2023

His Excellency the Governor Mr. John James Rankin, CMG made the proclamation that on May 8th this year, the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will be observed; while June 16th will be designated as the Sovereign’s Birthday, replacing the previously issued date June 9th.

The aforementioned proclamations were made in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP. 199).

Sovereign’s Birthday in British Virgin Islands

When is the Sovereign’s Birthday?

The Sovereign’s Birthday is usually observed on the Friday before the second Saturday in June.

King Charles III was born on November 14th 1948 in Buckingham Palace. He ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday September 8th 2022.

Despite the November birthday, the day is usually in June in the UK. This is because having a summer birthday means a higher chance of good weather in England during the Trooping the Colour parade for the monarch's birthday.

The King is the monarch of 15 countries, the United Kingdom and 14 commonwealth realms.

Since 1748, the monarch's official birthday has been marked by an outdoor parade known as Trooping the Colour which was usually held on the king or queen's actual birthday. Edward VII, who reigned from 1901 to 1910, was born in November. Instead of making the troops parade on a cold and dark November morning, the tradition began of celebrating his birthday officially in May or June as there was less chance of it being chilly and drizzly during the event. This tradition was then carried on by subsequent monarchs.

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