FILE – On this file picture from Saturday April 17, 2021, British Queen Elizabeth II follows the coffin in a automotive because it passes the Spherical Tower through the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Fort in Windsor, England. Now that the royal household has stated goodbye to Prince Philip, consideration will flip to Queen Elizabeth II’s ninety fifth birthday on Wednesday, April 21 and, within the months to come back, celebrations marking her 70 years on the throne. This mixture of occasions reminds the UK that the reign of the Queen, the one monarch most of her topics have ever recognized, is over. (Leon Neal / Pool through AP, file)
LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II is quietly celebrating her ninety fifth birthday at Windsor Fort, simply days after the funeral of her husband Prince Philip.
Some members of the royal household are anticipated to be with the Queen on Wednesday. Her birthday falls throughout the two-week royal mourning interval for Philip which is noticed till Friday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considered one of many to ship his greatest needs to the monarch.
“I’ve all the time had the best admiration for Her Majesty and her service to this nation and to the Commonwealth,” Johnson stated on Twitter. “I’m proud to be his Prime Minister.”
Philip, also referred to as the Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9 on the age of 99. His household and mates gathered for his funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Saturday to say their last farewells.
Her dying got here months earlier than her one hundredth birthday, which was to be the main focus of royal celebrations this 12 months, whereas the Queen’s ninety fifth birthday was all the time to be a extra low-key occasion.
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