For the first time in decades, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her birthday without her beloved husband Prince Philip. NBC News confirmed on Monday that the monarch, who turns 95 on Wednesday, April 21, has no plans to mark her milestone birthday.
Meanwhile, People magazine reported that no new portrait of Her Majesty will be released to commemorate the occasion. The Queen’s birthday comes less than a week after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
It’s been reported that members of the royal family will take turns visiting the monarch in Windsor ahead of her 95th birthday. Prince Philip was laid to rest on Saturday, April 17. Members of the royal family, including Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, joined Her Majesty at St. George’s Chapel for the service.
Queen Elizabeth II, who was seated alone in the chapel, left a handwritten note for her husband that could be seen on top of Prince Philip’s coffin, along with flowers that the Queen personally selected.