Prince William, Kate Middleton lead Queen Elizabeth’s 94th birthday tributes
Prince William and wife Kate Middleton lead the birthday tributes to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday, as the monarch turned 94.
“Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today,” Kensington Palace’s official Instagram account posted, sharing a photo of the royal trio together.
Clarence House, the office of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a series of photographs from over the years.
“Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 94th Birthday,” the caption read.
The Queen and husband Prince Philip remain quarantined at Windsor Castle after fleeing Buckingham Palace last month amid coronavirus concerns.
In light of the pandemic, much of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the monarch’s birthday has been dispensed with, including a traditional gun salute marking the day — the first time such a salute has been eliminated in the Queen’s 68-year reign.
“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,” a Palace source previously told ITV.
Despite the current climate, the Queen is expected to celebrate her birthday with a virtual Zoom party, according to The Sun.
William, 37, and Kate, 38, have been keeping in touch with the royal family via video calls. The Cambridges have stayed in Norfolk while 71-year-old Charles — who recovered from the deadly virus in March — and Camilla, 72, are in Scotland. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently fled to Los Angeles from Canada with their 11-month-old son Archie.
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