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Getting Social with Queen Elizabeth II & the Royal Family

On April 21, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday! To mark the occasion, an elaborate, four-night event will be hosted at Home Park Private, Windsor Castle from May 12-15. Put together by the team behind 2012’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in Windsor, this event will be attended nightly by members of the Royal family, while Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to appear on May 15.

“Over 90 minutes, 900 horses and more than 1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom and the World will create a joyful event for The Queen,” reads an official description of the occasion. “The 90-year journey will take us from the excitement of the birth, through to World War Two, her marriage, the coronation and a reign of more than 60 years. The Celebration will use horses, actors, bands and dancers to tell the story.”

On April 19, VisionTV will air its very own tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the form of three special pieces of programming: “Cameraman to the Queen,” “Great War House: Blenheim Palace,” as well as the Academy Award-winning film, “The Queen,” starring Helen Mirren.

   

“Cameraman to the Queen” – 9pm ET/6pm PT

“Cameraman to the Queen” offers fascinating insight into the work of royal cameraman Peter Wilkinson, someone who has been present at the Queen’s public engagements for 18 years. This documentary highlights his unique relationship with the monarch and captures his work during a state visit by the Chinese president, at a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace, on a visit by the Queen to Essex, and in Scotland on the momentous day when the she became the longest-serving monarch in British history.”

“Great War House: Blenheim Palace” – 10pm ET/7pm PT

“Downton Abbey” creator and writer Julian Fellowes is on a mission to find the true stories behind the greatest of Britain’s houses. He aims to uncover the personal stories hidden behind the walls and discovers that these are not just places for posh people to live in – they hold the history of all of us.

“The Queen” – Midnight ET/9pm PT

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and James Cromwell star in “The Queen.”

Ahead of her astounding birthday festivities, we wanted to share with you some of the most gorgeous, inspirational, informative and nostalgic social media posts related to Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton, plus Prince Harry.

-Adam Grant