Online book creates historic public record for Queen’s 90th birthday
PUBLISHED: 15:19 24 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:19 24 February 2016
A unique commemorative book is opening online for the country and the Commonwealth to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
www.thequeensbirthdaybook.com is creating a huge digital collection of messages, photos and film to mark Her Majesty’s special day on 21 April 2016.
Anyone can contribute by adding their birthday messages or their personal stories of meeting the Queen, as well as sharing photos and videos of their street parties and celebrations on her official birthday on 11 June.
As well as capturing a huge display of public affection and gratitude, The Queen’s Birthday Book will also raise funds for the hundreds of charities the Queen is a patron of, through the sale of a commemorative medal specially issued by the London Mint Office.
The book has been created by the Online Book Company, which develops digital books to support charity and personal fundraising efforts, and to mark significant events. The company was founded by Managing Director Jonathan Haward after he created a book in memory of his brother who died in an RAF flying accident in 1999.
www.thequeensbirthdaybook.com will go live on 1 March and will also contain birthday wishes from a host of celebrities including Michael Ball, Alan Titchmarsh, Simon Pegg, Dame Kelly Holmes and Queen’s Brian May.