PRINCE William and Kate conducted the royal family’s birthday wishes to the Queen today at the age of 94.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took advantage of Twitter to offer their good wishes, while Prince Charles shared a selection of childhood photos to mark the occasion.
Sharing a photo from the Chelsea Flower Show, Kensington Palace tweeted: “Wishing Her Majesty the Queen a very happy 94th birthday today! “
Meanwhile, Clarence House shared four return photos featuring the Queen with Prince Charles, Princess Anne and the Duchess of Cornwall.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MA’AM!
A black and white image shows the Queen presenting Prince Charles with a second prize during the Silver Jubilee Cup match against France at Windsor Great Park on July 24, 1988.
Another shows the Queen and Duchess of Cornwall at Royal Ascot last year.
The moving tribute reads: “Wishing Her Majesty the Queen a very happy 94th birthday. “
The royal family’s official Twitter account also wished a happy birthday to the “head of the Commonwealth, head of the armed forces, head of state in 16 countries and the oldest monarch in British history”.
He added, “Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Happy birthday, Your Majesty! “
Head of the Commonwealth, head of the armed forces, head of state in 16 countries and the longest reigning monarch in British history. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Happy birthday, Your Majesty!
The Royal family
Captain Tom Moore, who is due to celebrate his 100th birthday in late April, also extended his best wishes to Her Majesty.
The WWII veteran, who raised more than £ 27 million for the NHS from 100 walks of his garden, sent a message to the monarch: “
To thank the supporters, the royal family shared private video footage of the Queen’s childhood, courtesy of the Royal Collection Trust.
The sequence shows the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, with her family – and features clips of her playing and dancing with her younger sister, Princess Margaret.
Along with the video, the royal family wrote, “Thank you for your messages today, on the Queen’s 94th birthday. “
Royal celebrations will take a different form this year, as foreclosure measures prevent Her Majesty from being visited by friends and family.
Instead, she will celebrate her 94th birthday at Windsor Castle with the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, where she is about to enjoy a virtual birthday party.
This contrasts with last year’s celebrations, which saw the Queen surrounded by 16 family members for the big day – but like millions of people across the country, she is prohibited from seeing relatives and friends. due to the closure of the coronavirus.
She halted any public celebration of her big day canceling traditional gun salutes at Hyde Park and the Tower of London and Trooping of the Color in June.
And last week, plans were underway to set up video calls to wish a happy birthday to her children and grandchildren scattered across the country.
Aides said tomorrow’s phone and video calls will be private after Prince William revealed last week that there is a royal family zoom group.
He said, “We have, we have done a lot of things as a family. We talked to our whole family online. And it was a great way to stay in touch. “
This comes after Prince Philip praised the nation for its response to the coronavirus crisis on Sunday.
He expressed his sincere thanks to the key workers who are driving the country forward.
But his words of support contrasted sharply with Harry and Meghan’s decision not to engage with certain British newspapers, including The Sun, after their move to Los Angeles.
Meghan and Harry have yet to send the Queen a birthday message.
It is the early morning hours in LA, where they now live.
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The couple no longer seem to be using the Sussex Royal Instagram account, which has been inactive for three weeks.
They were forced to abandon their “Sussex Royal” brand plans after long discussions at Buckingham Palace.
The queen ruled that the couple could not use “Royal” in their new commercial life abroad.
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