Queen’s birthday passing without a second salute


The Queen attended a ceremony to commemorate her official 94th birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor on June 13th last year-Toby Melville / Reuters

The Queen attended a ceremony to commemorate her official 94th birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor on June 13th last year-Toby Melville / Reuters

There is no gun celebration on Wednesday to celebrate the Queen’s 95th birthday, as the Queen continues to mourn the death of her husband, Prince Edinburgh.

2 years in a rowAccording to the Ministry of Defense, the traditional 41 and 21 gun salutes at Hyde Park and the Tower of London on April 21 have been cancelled.

Her Majesty Observe the period of mourning until Friday Therefore, it is understood that they are reluctant to commemorate this year’s anniversary.

She is expected to enjoy a quiet lunch with her close family at Windsor Castle, but details remain private.

The royal social media channel will be the only memorial to the 95-year-old Queen.

Royal sources suggested that even before the Duke’s death on April 9, the Queen did not want her next birthday to be marked in a meaningful way.

She was keen to focus on the celebration of his 100th birthday, which will take place on June 10, one said.

Last year, the salute was revoked in response to the Queen’s desire not to take “special measures” during the ongoing pandemic.

The monarch definitely spent Wednesday in quiet remorse, remembering last year’s birthday, and spending time with her husband in Windsor during the first blockade.

The Queen’s birthday parade “Trooping the Color”, which was scheduled to take place on June 12, was canceled in March for the second consecutive year due to a pandemic.

Prior to Duke’s death, Buckingham Palace was considering a smaller event within the square of Windsor Castle, in line with last year’s ceremony.

Last summer, an event called “Mini Trooping”, led by the Welsh Guards and a popular band in the household sector, was held in Windsor, clearly delighting His Majesty.

The Order of the Garter, which is held every June, has also been cancelled.

The Queen is determined to continue some solo engagements, but she is unlikely to do anything in public in the coming weeks.

However, Buckingham Palace confirms that she will attend the Legislature at Westminster Palace on May 11, one of the key events in her diary that is to be accompanied by Prince of Wales. did.