Elizabeth II, who celebrates her 95th birthday on Wednesday, four days after her husband, Prince Philip, was buried, said she was “deeply touched” by the messages of sympathy she received after her husband’s death.
“My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness that we have shown us over the past few days. We have been so touched, and we still remember that Philip has had an extraordinary influence on countless people throughout his life,” the Queen wrote in a letter signed by Elizabeth R. And sent it back to Buckingham Palace.
The Queen said, “I received a lot of congratulations” on her 95th birthday, which she “appreciates very much.”
It is her first birthday without her birthday, which she described as her “strength” and “support”, since their marriage in November 1947 and her coronation in June 1953. This event comes in the midst of mourning for the royal family, which may lead to the cancellation of any public event related to this occasion such as Post an official photo.
Duke of Edinburgh Philip died “peacefully” on April 9 at Windsor Castle at the age of 99. Elizabeth II, who had four children (Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward), called him on Saturday during a funeral held in small groups due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A live photo of the ceremony, the Queen was sitting alone on a church bench, her face covered with a black mask to protect herself from the virus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent him “my warmest wishes” on the occasion of his 95th birthday. I have always had the highest regard for Her Majesty and her service to this country and the Commonwealth. I am proud to be his prime minister, ”the Conservative leader tweeted.
The period of mourning in the royal family ends on Friday and the Queen resumes her official obligations.
“She would be personally devastated by her (this death),” noted Joe Little, editor of Majesty Magazine, “but I don’t think the death of the Duke of Edinburgh will have an effect on her work.” “There is a public queen and there is a private queen and she is good at dividing,” he said.
Elizabeth II is now alone in the face of crises rocking the royal family, such as recent accusations of racism by her grandson Harry and his wife Megan from the United States where they live.
His grandfather’s funeral was an opportunity for Prince Harry to return to the UK for the first time since announcing his retirement from the royal family in January 2020.
According to The Sun and the Daily Mail, Harry, 36, returned to California on Tuesday on the eve of his grandmother’s birthday, but other royals will visit the Queen in Windsor.
A royal source said: “The Queen hopes to make the most of the good weather to meet her family and walk with her new Corgi Fergus and Moic pup.” Everyday Mirror. The same source added, “She is impatient to see her family, which was a source of comfort for her.”
If the Queen’s birthday falls on April 21, it is traditionally celebrated in June with a major parade in central London, called the “Color Greetings” that gathers hundreds of soldiers and thousands of spectators.
The origins of this celebration go back to the preparations for war, when all flags are raised for soldiers to be recognized in the turmoil of fighting.
Buckingham Palace announced last month that due to the pandemic, the party had been canceled for the second year in a row.
Last year, the ceremony was replaced by a smaller event at Windsor Castle, with Elizabeth II dropping in since March 2020 during the first booking.
Since then, more than 127,000 people have officially died from COVID-19, making the UK the heaviest country in Europe.
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