Elizabeth II First Asked To Celebrate Her Birthday Without A Salute
The Queen considered inappropriate fireworks during the coronavirus pandemic. In the 68 years of Elizabeth II's reign, it had never been canceled before.
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain asked to cancel the ceremonial gun salute in honor of her 94th birthday, The Telegraph reports, citing a government official. The information was confirmed by a daily Mail source at Buckingham Palace.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Queen will limit herself to a symbolic celebration with her family. Elizabeth II considered the solemn salute an inappropriate gesture against the background of tragic events, the interlocutors said. The Queen will also post a traditional social media post on the occasion of her birthday.
Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926. Traditionally, the monarch's birthday is celebrated on the second Saturday in June and is considered a national holiday, which is accompanied by festive events.