This weekend, George Town will be the venue for a uniformed parade in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday.
While most of us make do with only one birthday, Queen Elizabeth II has two, with her actual birthday falling on April 21, and official celebrations taking place in June, this year on Saturday.
The official birthday celebrations for 2016 mark the monarch’s 90th birthday, and events in London include the annual Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade, as well as more events taking place on the surrounding days.
In Cayman, the public is invited to the Queen’s birthday proceedings, which are organized by the Protocol Office.
Official celebrations will kick off outside the Legislative Assembly building in George Town with a parade by uniformed services at 9:30 a.m. The public being asked to be in place by 9 a.m. A brief awards ceremony will follow, with Queen’s Honours recipients recognized. In the event of rain, proceedings will be moved into the Town Hall.
Managing Partner of EY and first chairman of the Cayman Islands Judicial and Legal Services Commission, Layman Daniel Scott, will be recognized with Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), and Rudy Myles will be honored with the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for commitment to arts and the community. New Queen’s Birthday Honourees will also be announced the day of the ceremony.
Following the parade and awards ceremony, the public is welcome to attend a garden party on the grounds of Government House from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Semiformal day dress is required; food and drink will be provided.
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Cayman Drama Society will perform an excerpt from “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” and the Cayman National Youth Choir will perform songs inspired by Shakespeare’s works.