24th May is celebrated in honour of Queen Victoria and the reining UK Monarchs official birthday.
Queen Victoria who was born 24 May 1819 and married Prince Albert on 10 February 1840 when she made it fashionable again for brides to wear white on their wedding day., she choose to wear white instead of silver which was the bridal traditional colour for a Royal Wedding. They had nine children (5 daughters and 4 sons). They had been married for 21 years when Prince Albert died. Queen Victoria died 40 years later on 22 January 1901.