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The Queen’s statement on the ‘great sadness’ of her birthday UK News

The Queen has sent a message to people around the world to mark her 95th birthday.

In a statement issued by the Royal Family on behalf of the Queen, Her Majesty thanked the people of the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world for their kindness and support during a time of “great sorrow”.

The statement read: “On the occasion of my 95th birthday today, I received many greetings messages which I greatly appreciate.

“As we as a family live in a time of great sadness, it has been a comfort to all of us to see and hear the tributes to my husband, from those across the UK, the Commonwealth and the world. whole.

“My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us over the past few days.

“We were deeply touched and we continue to remember that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.

Members of the monarchy have supported the Queen throughout Philip’s mourning period, and some of her family are expected to be with her at Windsor Castle.

It’s the first birthday she has been celebrating without her husband for over 70 years.

Boris Johnson said he was “proud” to serve as the Queen’s Prime Minister as the monarch celebrated his 95th birthday in private after the death of her “beloved” husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter: “I extend my warm wishes to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her 95th birthday.

“I have always had the greatest admiration for Her Majesty and her service to this country and to the Commonwealth.

“I am proud to be his Prime Minister.”

Philip’s family and friends gathered at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Saturday to say their final farewells to the Duke, who passed away peacefully on April 9.

Her death came months before her 100th birthday, which was to be the focus of royal celebrations this year, while the Queen’s 95th birthday was to be more low-key.

After 73 years of married life, the Queen now reigns alone without the support of her “strength and her stay”, as she described her late husband.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-21 11:24:55