Tesco wants to bake Queen Elizabeth a rainbow cake for her birthday

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Tesco has wished Queen Elizabeth a happy birthday, wishing her a “beautiful” day, alongside a picture of a rainbow cake.

Today marked Queen Elizabeth II’s 89th birthday.

The image was tweeted by Tesco Food, alongside the message: “Happy birthday #QueenElizabeth — we hope it’s a bright, beautiful, cake-filled day”


Whoever at Tesco tweeted the image perhaps didn’t realise that it is commonly associated with LGBT rights. Or maybe they did!

Stephen Fry in February recounted a story of the Queen remarking that same-sex marriage is “wonderful”.

The Queen gave Royal Assent to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in July 2013, paving the way for marriages to finally begin last March.