October 19, 2021

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Queen Elizabeth II meets 95 years in the middle of mourning

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 95, four days after burying her husband, Prince Philip, without any kind of public celebration in what was her first birthday without him in more than seven decades.

In a dark moment for the monarch, still in a period of mourning after having lost the man she was married to 73 years, her birthday, which is usually marked with gun shots and the presentation of a new portrait, was to be celebrated exclusively this year. private tour at Windsor Castle with visits from members of the royal family.

“The queen wants to take advantage of the good weather to meet with family members and walk her two new corgi puppies, Fergus and Muick,” a royal source told the Daily Mirror newspaper. “She is looking forward to seeing her family, which has been a great comfort to her,” she added.

Boris Johnson sent him best wishes from her. “I have always had great admiration for her Majesty and for her service to this country and the Commonwealth. I am proud to be her Prime Minister,” the Conservative leader tweeted.

Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9, two months before their 100th birthday, had retired to Windsor, an almost thousand-year-old castle located about 50 km west of London, since the beginning. of the pandemic.

The death there of Felipe, whom she had described as her strength and support, left a huge void in the life of the sovereign, according to one of her sons, Prince Andrew.

Due to the coronavirus, the great military parade that is organized every year as a celebration of the monarch’s birthday in June was canceled like last year, to take advantage of the good weather despite the fact that it takes place on April 21.

The event, known as “Trooping the colors” (march with the flags) and originated in war preparations of the 18th century, usually gathers hundreds of soldiers and thousands of spectators.

Queen Elizabeth II declared herself deeply moved by the messages received after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in a message released Wednesday on the occasion of her birthday, the first she celebrated without him in more than seven decades

Queen Elizabeth II turns 95, four days after burying her husband, Prince Philip, without any kind of public celebration in what was her first birthday without him in more than seven decades.

In a dark moment for the monarch, still in a period of mourning after having lost the man she was married to 73 years, her birthday, which is usually marked with gun shots and the presentation of a new portrait, was to be celebrated exclusively this year. private tour at Windsor Castle with visits from members of the royal family.

“The queen wants to take advantage of the good weather to meet with family members and walk her two new corgi puppies, Fergus and Muick,” a royal source told the Daily Mirror newspaper. “She is looking forward to seeing her family, which has been a great comfort to her,” she added.

Boris Johnson sent him best wishes from her. “I have always had great admiration for her Majesty and for her service to this country and the Commonwealth. I am proud to be her Prime Minister,” the Conservative leader tweeted.

Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9, two months before their 100th birthday, had retired to Windsor, an almost thousand-year-old castle located about 50 km west of London, since the beginning. of the pandemic.

The death there of Felipe, whom she had described as her strength and support, left a huge void in the life of the sovereign, according to one of her sons, Prince Andrew.

Due to the coronavirus, the great military parade that is organized every year as a celebration of the monarch’s birthday in June was canceled like last year, to take advantage of the good weather despite the fact that it takes place on April 21.

The event, known as “Trooping the colors” (march with the flags) and originated in war preparations of the 18th century, usually gathers hundreds of soldiers and thousands of spectators.

Queen Elizabeth II declared herself deeply moved by the messages received after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in a message released Wednesday on the occasion of her birthday, the first she celebrated without him in more than seven decades.

 

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