Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday with no fanfare

21 Avril, 2020, 18:30 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • The Queen's go-to bag brand launch special edition as a tribute to the royal on her birthday

The Queen's formal birthday celebrations, held in June, have also been cancelled due to the outbreak.

This year, the Queen's birthday will be a very small celebration just with Prince Philip at Windsor Castle, with the royal asking for no special treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, as the Coronavirus crisis continues to affect the globe, the Queen has made a decision to not have any gun salutes in her honor for her birthday.

Meanwhile, the Queen has turned 94 - but is marking her birthday away from her family as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

Gun salutes traditionally take place to mark special occasions for royals, including on birthdays and weddings.

It will be the first birthday since her coronation in 1952 that the Queen has not had a formal gun salute - and local councils have also been told that social distancing is more important than flying the Union Jack. "Thank you for your messages today, on The Queen's 94th birthday".

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 2.40am on April 21 1926.

Trump touts testing, relations with governors despite pleas for more federal help
The dispute plays out as the USA passed a grim milestone in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation. The pandemic has so far infected more than 2.4 million people worldwide, causing more than 165,000 deaths.

Unusual ingredient in interstellar Comet Borisov offers a clue to its origins
Milam said. "That alone gave us the clue that this CO abundance was well beyond what we normally detect in solar system comets". The also detected hydrogen cyanide, which was expected and the amount was similar to that found our solar system's comets.

Thomas Tuchel explique la gestion du confinement avec son groupe — PSG
J'envoie des messages aux joueurs avec le programme et je prends des nouvelles mais pas trop. J'essaye de vivre dans le moment, c'est un grand défi, rester calme, faire de la méditation.

She was the first child of the then-Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

She Wednesday Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in 1947, and became Queen at the age of 25 when George VI died from lung cancer in 1952.

"Head of the Commonwealth, Head of the Armed Forces, Head of State in 16 countries and the longest reigning Monarch in British History", the post, which also featured several pictures of The Queen, stated.

During 2019, the Sussexes spoke about their struggles living in the public eye, and the Queen's second son Andrew gave a disastrous television interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and stepped down from public duties.

But senior royals were toasting the monarch on social media.

Obviously we had to put the two pictures side by side to do a truly thorough analysis and we think the family resemblance here is super clear.


  • Johnny Depp prend la parole

    Johnny Depp prend la parole

    Ce jeudi 16 avril, le rockeur Jeff Beck et l'acteur Johnny Depp sortent un nouveau morceau collaboratif: Isolation . D'autres chansons du tandem sont annoncées pour la suite.
    Mancini s'enflamme pour Ibrahimovic — Divers

    Mancini s'enflamme pour Ibrahimovic — Divers

    Il a remporté le titre de Champion partout où il est allé, marquant une tonne de buts", a estimé le technicien de la Squadra Azzurra.
    Boris Johnson reluctant to end lockdown too soon

    Boris Johnson reluctant to end lockdown too soon

    Government sources have said that in recent weeks, the prime minister has been slowly increasing his workload. The PM is understood to have met his deputy Dominic Raab at Chequers on Friday to discuss the crisis.
  • Oil rebounds from record wipeout with prices edging above zero

    Oil rebounds from record wipeout with prices edging above zero

    Contracts for Brent crude oil to be delivered, which had dropped on Monday, continued their fall on Tuesday. Even if prices claw back the losses, the market will likely remain hobbled by weak demand and oversupply.

    Health workers in Philippines catching COVID-19 'worrisome': WHO official

    Other countries, including Germany, Serbia, and Albania also eased their coronavirus restrictions on Monday. Many other countries were already asking for clarification.
    Les salaires, ça se tend — OM

    Les salaires, ça se tend — OM

    La situation économique de l'OM et des clubs français est difficile. Et cette idée soumise aux joueurs a provoqué un énorme séisme.
  • Oil prices go negative. What does that mean?

    Oil prices go negative. What does that mean?

    While DeHaan doesn't expect the drop to have any effect on retail gas prices, it doesn't mean the national average won't fall. The good news for drivers is that gas prices are going to continue to drop, which could help close this gap.
    NFL sets fashion guidelines for virtual draft

    NFL sets fashion guidelines for virtual draft

    Bud Light is asking fans to record their boos, post them on Twitter, and make sure to use the tag #BooTheCommish. You might thinks he hates it, but he actually enjoys the experience.
    Jennifer Lopez completely transforms her garden for special occasion

    Jennifer Lopez completely transforms her garden for special occasion

    Although he wasn't seen onscreen during the song, Lopez's fiance Alex Rodriguez played a role in the performance as well. Lopez sang a subtle rendition of the classic while illuminated by a tree covered with strings of lights.
  • Amid coronavirus pandemic, how world celebrated Easter

    Amid coronavirus pandemic, how world celebrated Easter

    However, following demands by health authorities, it urged worshippers to pray at home rather than going to church. Churches held services behind closed doors in Moscow where a large number of the cases are concentrated.

    Benzema, Ben Arfa… Nasri sort la grosse sulfateuse !

    Confiné à Dubaï, Samir Nasri a effectué un live Instagram avec le journaliste de La Chaîne L'Equipe , Bertrand Latour. Je ne comprends pas pourquoi je n'ai pas fait la Coupe du monde 2014.
    Why Eva Mendes is keeping her kids off social media

    Why Eva Mendes is keeping her kids off social media

    I imply, falling in love with him. 'I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids, ' she began. Before the said post , Mendes uploaded one of her favorite arts from one of her favorite artists, René Magritte .


NFL Draft Odds Unchanged Despite Mekhi Becton's Flagged Drug Test
Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton was specifically named by Rapoport in his tweet report as failing the drug test. Every year, without fail, some players wind up failing drug tests administered at the Scouting Combine.

"J'attends des joueurs un effort pour leur club" — Al-Khelaïfi
Par exemple sur le calendrier, tout sort dans la presse avant même que la Ligue ait officiellement communiqué. En fin de saison, nous risquons de subir des pertes colossales ", a-t-il indiqué au micro de RMC .

Negative $40 oil reflects panic - and US crude market economic reality
May contracts for WTI were about to expire, forcing holders on the contracts to unload their oil at a loss. Oil tankers are reportedly languishing at sea, unable to find onshore facilities to store their bounty.

Tom Lester Dies: ‘Green Acres’ Actor Was 81
He was best known for playing Eb Dawson on the late 60s and early 70s television series " Green Acres ". Tom Lester , a MS native and actor best known for his role on the sitcom " Green Acres ", has died.

Brad Pitt becomes weatherman on John Krasinskis YouTube show
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are actively seeking out good news to embrace right now. These kids just got a prom", Krasinski told Eillish after she performed "Bad Guy" for the occassion.

Government receives 140000 furlough scheme applications on launch day
According to the Treasury, the money is expected to land in companies' bank accounts within six working days. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Harra said: 'Of course, there is a limit to the capacity of the system.

Kean Steps Down Following Allegations
Beaumont has promised that, if re-elected, he will undertake a full governance review, including a "fit and proper persons" test. It said that the Fiji union had confirmed its chief executive, John O'Connor, will take its seat on the World Rugby Council.

Mira Rajput Takes Sweet Revenge on Husband Shahid Kapoor
Meanwhile, yesterday Shahid had additionally shared a video saying, "We each are attractive" in a moderately wierd voice. In the monochrome picture, the couple can be seen posing for the camera as they smile with all their hearts.

Newcastle takeover nearing completion after contracts exchanged and deposit paid
The contracts are legally binding, meaning the only aspect of the deal left to be completed is the Premier League's Owners' and Directors' Test .

'Historic day' as oil futures turn negative; TSX rises slightly
The number of coronavirus related deaths have also risen to more than 165,000 globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. Demand for oil has collapsed so much due to the coronavirus pandemic that facilities for storing crude are almost full.