Prince William and Prince Charles Wish Queen Elizabeth on Her 94th Birthday with Touching Posts
On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday. Members of the Royal Family reached out to wish the monarch a happy day.
The Queen usually celebrates two birthdays, the day she was born in April and her official one in June. However, this year, the Trooping the Colour ceremony was canceled amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic.
Normally, during the ceremony, a 21-gun salute is fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from either Hyde Park or Green Park. Then a 62-gun salute follows at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.
Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Day Service held at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020, in London, England | Photo: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Getty Images
Queen celebrates birthday with husband
This year, she had to contend with celebrating the special day at home in Windsor Castle in Berkshire. She is with her husband of 72 years, the Duke of Edinburgh, with reduced household staff for their protection.
Aides plan video call for Queen
According to “Daily Mail,” her aides plan on setting up Zoom video calls to mark the celebration instead. This will allow the Queen's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to be able to wish her a happy birthday.
Prince William pays tribute to grandmother
However, in the meantime, her grandson Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate have already sent a birthday message to the monarch on their Instagram account. Sharing a photo of the three of them posing together, the couple wrote: “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today!”
Prince Charles honors mom’s birthday
The picture was taken last year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Her son, Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla also took to their personal Instagram account to share the same birthday message as the Cambridges.
Monarch has two birthdays yearly
The only major difference was that Charles included a throwback image of himself as a baby with his mother. The Queen’s official birthday each year is a public celebration, while the one on the real date is a more private affair.
She gets a second birthday in June because in April it’s usually rainy season in the UK and by June its summer.