The British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 95th birthday celebration in a serene style at Windsor Castle, only days after the memorial service of Prince Philip, her better half of 73 years.
This is the Queen’s second birthday celebrated since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. Born in London on April 21, 1926, she celebrates her birthday secretly, yet the event is stamped freely with firearm salutes in Hyde Park, Windsor Great Park and at the Tower of London.
In a statement released to correspond with her birthday, the Queen expressed gratitude toward people in general for their great wishes and said she was “deeply touched” by the recognitions that have poured in for the Duke of Edinburgh.
“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world”.
“My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”
Queen Elizabeth was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in London, the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York.
The royals will not be allowed to spend time together indoors. Reports indicate that, a portion of the family are relied upon to join the Queen in Windsor to mark her birthday secretly.
The celebrations normally feature a large-scale military procession, known as Trooping the Colour. The Queen usually appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with her family for the occasion.
Both this year’s and last year’s ceremonies were canceled due to the pandemic.