Australia Post has released a set of stamps on 5th April 2011 to commemorate the 85th Birth day of Queen Elizabeth II.Issue Highlights: The postal and numismatic cover features the minisheet and a $1 coin from Perth Mint released to celebrate the Queen’s 85th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth II was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 in Mayfair, London, and celebrates her 85th birthday this year. Christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the Queen was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Following tradition, the official Monarch’s birthday is celebrated in Australia every year in June, with the exception of in Western Australia, where it occurs in late September or early October. To honour the Queen’s birthday in Australia an annual ceremony is held at the Royal Military College at Duntroon in the Australian Capital Territory.