This year, the official day of the sovereign took place at a time when the country is shocked by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.
Queen Elizabeth has issued a solemn birthday message to the United Kingdom after the recent terror attacks in both Manchester and London. United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss. "As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones", he said.
The royal visit comes after Prime Minister * a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/grenfell-tower-survivor-theresa-may-was-sht-she-didnt-speak-any-us-1626447" target="_blank" *Theresa May was criticised for not visiting residents and only speaking to emergency services at the scene.
Public anger was mounting as residents and neighbors demanded answers for how the blaze spread so quickly amid reports that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling in a renovation of the Grenfell Tower that ended in May 2016.
"It was a death trap and they knew it", one person shouted as demonstrators stormed inside the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block in a working-class enclave of one of Britain's richest areas.
The Queen said in her statement: "Today is traditionally a day of celebration".
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh return to Buckingham Palace in a carriage, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017.
The Queen used her official birthday to award the police officer killed in March's Westminster attack with a posthumous honour.
A fire broke out at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower earlier this week, killing at least 17.
May announced a £5 million package to help the victims, and promised to re-house a lot of them in the Kensington and Chelsea borough.
Services on the London Tube railway line that runs above ground close to the tower were suspended Saturday due to the "short-term risk of some debris falling onto the tracks", London Fire Brigade said.