The Queen’s consort passed away on 9 April.
Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 95th birthday on April 21. However, the usual celebration will undergo some changes in connection with the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
First and foremost, the royal family abolished the tradition of family portraits. So, earlier every year in honor of Elizabeth’s birthday, all family members took a common picture, but this year the event will not take place.
In addition, there will be no public celebrations either. In this case, the reason is, rather, in the coronavirus pandemic, and events called the “Ceremony of taking out the flag”, which were traditionally held in June in honor of the birth of Elizabeth, will not be held. The ceremony also included the solemn entrance of the royal family to the balcony of Buckingham Palace, but this part of the event was also canceled.
Note that the queen is now at Windsor Castle. She is expected to visit her next of kin in the near future to wish her a happy birthday. It is possible that Prince Harry will also be among them, who arrived in London a few days ago for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip. According to press reports, the Duke of Sussex specially extended the time of his stay in England in order to improve relations with his family and personally wish his grandmother a happy birthday.