Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday this week will be a suppressed event following the death of her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip. The King’s birthday isn’t celebrated as usual – while the Queen and other family members often celebrate their birthdays by sharing new portraits with the public, no photo will be released this year, according to Mirror UK.
In case you didn’t know, this is Queen Elizabeth’s Saturday night in St. It will be her first birthday after the death of her husband, who is buried in St. George’s Chapel. He died on April 9th at the age of 99, just under two months until his 100th birthday.
The Queen is surrounded by her loyal staff at Windsor Castle and her three dogs (she was seen walking around Frogmore Gardens last week), and her family members are likely to visit the ruler in the days to come.
There is also speculation that Prince Harry, who returned to England from California for the first time in more than a year to attend his grandfather’s funeral, will extend his trip until the Queen’s birthday. Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday celebrations will again be different this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Unify Color celebrations, which saw the royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and held each June to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, have been canceled for the second year in a row. Buckingham Palace announced in March that it was considering plans for a possibly scaled-down celebration in the Windsor Castle quadrangle like last year. It is not yet clear whether any of his family members will be able to attend a memorial service in June.