Prince William and Kate led the Royal Family’s birthday wishes to the Queen as she turned 94. To mark the Queen’s birthday, the couple shared a photo of themselves with the Monarch on the official Kensington Palace Twitter account.
It was taken at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, while Kate was showing her concept garden to her Majesty. Alongside the photo, they wrote: “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today!”
Prince Charles and Camilla also paid tribute with a touching post of four photos of the Queen; including one of Her Majesty with Prince Charles as a baby, and one shows the monarch with the Duchess sharing a carriage ride together. They wrote: “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 94th Birthday.”
Sadly, this year, the Queen is marking her birthday away from her family as the coronavirus lockdown continues. She is spending the day at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip.
Due to the coronavirus, the monarch requested that many of her birthday traditions are scrapped this year. And instead she will celebrate privately.
“We will not be marking Her Majesty’s birthday in any special way,” the source told ITV, insisting it was “in line with Her Majesty’s wishes”.
“There will be no gun salutes. Her Majesty was keen that no special measures were put in place to allow gun salutes as she did not feel it appropriate in the current circumstances.
“We believe that this may be the first time in her reign.”
Aides have been planning to set-up a video call to mark the Queen’s big day allowing her family to wish her a happy birthday.
William has previously said that the royals’ve been using Zoom to stay in touch from their various isolation spots.