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Due to the passing of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen celebrated her birthday quite differently this year. Few days before the birthday, it was announced that she would spend the day at Windsor in the company of her closest family, but no further details had been revealed.

As described by Bazaar, the event was planned to be “a scaled-down get-together.”

Prince Harry, who arrived to Britain for his grandfather’s funeral and met with his family after over a year, didn’t stay for his grandma’s birthday celebration. He was eager to get back to the States and be with his wife Meghan and son Archie. We, however, believe that the Queen’s children and the rest of her grandchildren and great-grand children were in attendance and by her side on the special day that she marked without her beloved husband of 73 years by her side.

Telegraph reported that even before Prince Philip’s passing, the Queen decided she wouldn’t be marking her birthday in any meaningful way as she planned for the attention to go to the Duke and what was supposed to be his milestone birthday. Prince Philip passed away two months before turning 100.

The traditional gun salutes, which take place at Hyde Park and the Tower of London to mark the queen’s birthday, didn’t happen for a second year in a row. Last year, the tradition took a pause because of the ongoing pandemic, and this year, because of the Duke’s passing.

Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s annual summertime birthday celebration, will not be taking place this year, neither will the Palace release a new portrait of the Her Majesty the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth is back to her royal duties. The Buckingham Palace has confirmed that she will be attending the state opening of parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 11, as per Telegraph.

She will personally respond to the messages from the world leaders who reached to her after her husband’s passing and expressed their condolences.

The Queen is going through some rough time but we are glad she has her family by her side and the support from her people in these days of pain and grief.

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