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Queen to celebrate her 95th birthday without Prince Philip | UK News

The Queen will celebrate her 95th birthday today – just days after the funeral of her husband Prince Philip.

The Queen’s birthday celebrations will be private, and some of her family are expected to join her at Windsor Castle.

No official photos are expected to be released as the day falls within two weeks of royal mourning, which is observed until Friday.

After 73 years of marriage, the Queen said farewell to Philip at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, the last weekend after his death on April 9 at age 99.

Like the rest of the country, the Queen has spent much of the past 12 months in lockdown, isolated with Philip and a small group from her home.

But she has been busy with family feuds, particularly the fallout from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down from royal duties.

Their recent interview with Oprah Winfrey contained allegations of racism within the Royal Family and accusations of lack of support for Meghan’s mental health.

The Queen’s professional life has also changed, with her weekly hearings with the Prime Minister turning into phone conversations and other visits turning into video calls, due to the pandemic.

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Prince Philip’s coffin continued on the steps of the chapel

The situation also meant that her official birthday celebration – Trooping The Color, usually held in June – was canceled for the second year in a row.

She delivered a televised message to the nation last April and over Christmas, encouraging people to stay united and resolute during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Queen is the longest reigning monarch in the world, having ascended to the throne in 1952 in …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-21 01:44:00