LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II visited on Wednesday a post office near Windsor outside London at the beginning of the celebrations for her 90th birthday, which is on Thursday.
Accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen went to visit the post office on the 500th anniversary of the establishment of the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail.
The Queen was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd waving British flags.
Andy Roeton, an official from the post office in Windsor, told reporters on Wednesday that everyone was enthusiastic about the visit, which came a day before the Queen’s 90th birthday and constitutes “support” for post office employees.
The United Kingdom will celebrate on Thursday the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth with her family in Windsor, before receiving U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.