The Queen spends her first birthday with out Prince Philip
That is the British monarch’s second birthday for the reason that onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Born in London on April 21, 1926, Britain’s longest reigning sovereign often celebrates her birthday privately, however the event is marked publicly with gun salutes in Hyde Park, Windsor Nice Park and on the Tower of London.
In a press release launched to coincide along with her birthday, the Queen thanked the general public for his or her good needs and mentioned she was “deeply touched” by the tributes which have poured in for the Duke of Edinburgh.
“I’ve, on the event of my ninety fifth birthday in the present day, obtained many messages of fine needs, which I very a lot admire,” she mentioned, including: “Whereas as a household we’re in a interval of nice unhappiness, it has been a consolation to us all to see and to listen to the tributes paid to my husband, from these inside the UK, the Commonwealth and around the globe.
“My household and I want to thanks all for the assist and kindness proven to us in current days. We have now been deeply touched, and proceed to be reminded that Philip had such a unprecedented impression on numerous individuals all through his life.”
“This yr The Queen stays at Windsor Fortress throughout a interval of Royal Mourning following the demise of The Duke of Edinburgh.”
Regardless of the current easing of some coronavirus restrictions, social distancing guidelines stay in place in Britain. In consequence, the Queen is being attended by solely a small variety of employees at Windsor Fortress, the place she spent greater than a yr in a assist bubble along with her late husband.
Although the royals will not be permitted to spend time indoors collectively, British media report that a few of the household are anticipated to hitch the Queen in Windsor to mark her birthday privately.
Along with her precise birthday in April, the monarch additionally has an official birthday — often the second Saturday in June.
Each this yr’s and final yr’s ceremonies had been canceled as a result of pandemic.