Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday Wednesday is expected to be bleaker From her ninety mentor, It takes place under the ongoing restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic and just days after the funeral of her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
She has reached this great age index and is in good health, but there is no doubt that she is still grieving at the loss of the Iron Duke, as he was affectionately known, as the official period of mourning draws to a close.
The Duke passed away early on April 9 In his own apartment at Windsor Castle, the Queen is at his side, after a few weeks of a long hospital stay. He was 99 years old, just under his 100th birthday in June. He was her closest advisor and supporter, longest serving royal companion in British history, and the man credited with helping make her long reign successful.
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At Windsor Castle, the routine work of the crown continued. Just four days after her husband’s death, the Queen had an already scheduled engagement. Presided over the retirement ceremony On April 13th for the most senior official in the royal family, according to the court’s circular, Official Registry of Ownership Engagements.
Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Bell, who oversaw Prince Philip’s funeral arrangements, met the Queen, handed over his office badges and took his leave after the Queen invested him with the Royal Victorian Chain. The next day, the Queen held another meeting to welcome the new Lord Chamberlain, Lord Andrew Parker, and pass the insignia of the position, according to Circulate the court.
who is this, There seems to be little doubt that the Queen will keep calm and carry onBecause that’s what I promised to do When she was twenty-one years oldShe will continue to serve as the Head of State of the United Kingdom, albeit while curtailing some of her personal aspects of protection from COVID-19.
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Even if Prince Philip was still alive, the Queen’s real birthday would have been a special celebration; COVID now requires you to remain isolated at Windsor Castle while she is still in mourning, so no big family party has been organized.
On important past birthdays, the palace posted an official photo along with a tribute on the royal social media. It is likely that the honor is due, but the new image is not expected British media reports.
Meanwhile, traditional Salute 41 and 21 rounds were canceled in Hyde Park and the Tower of London, As they were Last year because of the epidemic.
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York was born on April 21, 1926 at the home of her parents in London, the Duke and Duchess of York, who would later become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
But the Queen’s “official” birthday, it was Color parade troopsIn June, it is celebrated with centuries-old traditions and because the unreliable English weather is generally better in the summer.
The colorful parade of troops and horses in London, followed by an appearance for the whole family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, is the most popular annual royal celebration for tourists and Britons alike. Now the pandemic has shut down the splendor of London againFor the second year in a row.
Rather, prof A significantly reduced width may be made in the Windsor Castle quadrangleIt was also arranged last year after the Queen went into seclusion in the castle in March.
Meanwhile, what will Her Majesty’s schedule look like as she enters her ninety-fifth year? You will likely continue to be a mixture of video appearances and some significant personal appearances.
During the year of the pandemic, she has carried out her low-key schedule mostly on her own, since her husband’s retirement in 2017. Now, with his death, Senior members of her family, such as Prince Charles and his son Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge is expected to step in to support it.
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It will be the most upcoming post in her diary The state opens to Parliament on May 11, The grand party is steeped in tradition and covered in furry robes He missed the Queen only twice in his 69 years on the throne (Both times, in her last two campaigns, in the 1960s).
The government confirmed The ceremony will continue But some aspects will be adjusted, including reducing ceremonial elements and attendance, to take account of the epidemic.
Throughout her reign, the Queen was accompanied to the official inauguration by Prince Philip, until his retirement. Then Prince Charles accompanied her At the state coach to Westminster Palace, sitting next to her on the throne in the House of Lords.
over there, You will address the House of Lords and the House of Commons, To deliver the Queen’s speech, drafted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government and define her future agenda for the legislative session.
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