Queen Elizabeth 11 will not be celebrating her 94th birthday on Tuesday with a gun salute this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace announced at the Queen’s request which includes no gun salutes in the royal parks this year. “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,” the palace told AFP. “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.” An aide was quoted as saying.
A social media post will mark the day on Tuesday, but any calls or video calls with family will be private.
The Department for Culture Media and Sport have written to government buildings giving the standard advice on flag flying protocol but included the following in their instructions: “In the current circumstances we are not expecting everyone to be able to follow this advice and you should continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines as set out by the Government.” ‘As has already been announced, there will be no Trooping in June and there are no plans currently for any alternative marking of her official birthday.’ In the Queen’s Easter message, she gave hope declaring