Covi-19: Queen of England cancels 68 year old family tradition
A huge family tradition of the Windsors Royal family of Britain will be broken this year for the unfortunate reasons. The Queen of England won’t be holding any ceremony to celebrate his 94th birthday for the first time in 68 years due to the Corona virus pandemic and lock down.
A Buckingham Palace’s spokesman today announced at the Queen’s request and for the first time during her 68-year reign, there will be no gun salutes in the royal parks this year.
The aide said: “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.”
subsequently, The Department for Culture Media and Sport has 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.’
The Queen will mark her birthday privately in Windsor, where she has been with her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip since leaving Buckingham Palace on March 19.
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