Queen's 62nd anniversary to be marked with two multiple-gun salutes on June 2

 
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Let's face it, who isn't a fan of multiple gun salutes? (Source: Getty)
Good news multiple-gun salute fans. Next week there will be not one but two such events, marking the 62nd year of Queen Elizabeth's reign.
The first – a 41-gun-salute – will take place on June 2 in Green Park, near the King's Toop Royal Horse Artillery on the southern edge of the park.
The second – an arguably more impressive 62-gun-salute – will take place just one hour later at Gun Wharf, near the Tower of London.
Both mark the anniversary of the Queen's coronation in 1953. Apparently it is just a coincidence that the second one matches the number of years she has been on the throne, however.
If you miss them both, don't worry - there will be another two on June 10 to commemorate Prince Philip's 94th birthday.
The Queen, who this week kept tradition alive with the state opening of parliament and the all-important speech, is just over one year off receiving a different crown – that of longest-reigning monarch of the UK.
Her predecessor Queen Victoria clocked up 63 years in the job.

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