It is a very sad anniversary that the queen is about to spend. Only a few days after the funeral of Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, Elizabeth II will celebrate her 95th birthday on April 21. A first birthday without her husband for more than 70 years, which promises to be somewhat austere for her, in particular because of the health crisis which will not allow her to reunite her whole family at the same time. However, if she has decided to organize a simple lunch with a few handpicked members according to The Telegraph, most of her children and grandchildren are planning to take turns in the next few days to visit her.
Thus, since the funeral of Prince Philip, Elizabeth II has already received the visit in Windsor of her daughter Princess Anne, but also of her daughters-in-law, Camilla Parker Bowles as well as the Countess Sophie of Wessex with her two children, Louise and James, reports The Mirror. It is also expected that she will receive a visit from her son Prince Andrew, as well as from her granddaughter Princess Eugenie who should not come alone since she plans to bring with her her son, August, who was born last February. While the Queen has been firm and assured those close to her that she is “managing” after the death of Prince Philip, many seem to want to support her, as the period of mourning ends on April 22, in day after his birthday.
Elizabeth II “won’t be alone” for her 95th birthday
While the traditional cannon shots will not be fired this year to mark Elizabeth II’s birthday, she intends to take advantage of the good weather at Windsor Castle where she has decided to live now, considering Buckingham Palace only as her office. The opportunity for her to walk her puppies, Fergus and Muick, the new corgis who have recently joined her small tribe, after having probably received a call from Kate Middleton and Prince William, who will celebrate her birthday by video call. But one thing is certain, for its 95 years, “the queen will not be alone”, assures a source to The Mirror.
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