London and most of the country are getting ready for the big event on April 21st – the 90th birthday of our monarch – Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen has visited the British Virgin Islands in the past as have other members of our Royal Family.  She has been presented with many gifts but probably the most unusual is a bag of salt given to her by the people who lived on Salt Island in the BVI. 

The last remaining resident of Salt Island died in 2004 and now the island is uninhabited, but with a lot of history to recount.

Happy Birthday to her Majesty!