That is the British monarch’s second birthday because the 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 an announcement launched to coincide together with her birthday, the Queen thanked the general public for his or her good needs and stated 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 right now, acquired many messages of excellent needs, which I very a lot admire,” she stated, including: “Whereas as a household we’re in a interval of nice disappointment, 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 wish to thanks all for the help and kindness proven to us in current days. We’ve been deeply touched, and proceed to be reminded that Philip had such a unprecedented affect on numerous folks all through his life.”
“This yr The Queen stays at Windsor Fortress throughout a interval of Royal Mourning following the loss of life of The Duke of Edinburgh.”
Regardless of the current easing of some coronavirus restrictions, social distancing guidelines stay in place in Britain. Consequently, the Queen is being attended by solely a small variety of workers at Windsor Fortress, the place she spent greater than a yr in a help bubble together 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 affix 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 have been canceled because of the pandemic.