Grieving Queen turns 95 alone just days after husband Philip’s funeral

Grieving Queen turns 95 alone just days after husband Philip’s funeral – with Princess Anne and the Countess of Wessex among the ‘rota’ of royals set to pay her a morale-boosting visit

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 95th birthday today at Windsor CastleThere will be no public celebration as the Royal Family are in mourning following the death of Prince Philip on April 9Members of the family have reportedly agreed a ‘rota’ of visitors to keep the Queen company in the coming days

Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 95 birthday on Wednesday just days after bidding a final farewell to her husband of seven decades Prince Philip.  

The world’s oldest reigning monarch will spend the day at Windsor Castle.

Unlike her official birthday, which is celebrated on the second Saturday in June, Wednesday’s anniversary will pass without public celebration.

It comes as the royals mark two weeks of mourning following Philip’s death on April 9 at the age of 99. 

Because of the mourning period, there will be no gun salutes at the Tower of London nor in Hyde Park, as usually occur on the Queen’s birthday.

Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 95 birthday on Wednesday just days after bidding a final farewell to her husband of seven decades Prince Philip

The world's oldest reigning monarch will spend the day at Windsor Castle. Unlike her official birthday, which is celebrated on the second Saturday in June, Wednesday's anniversary will pass without public celebration

The world’s oldest reigning monarch will spend the day at Windsor Castle. Unlike her official birthday, which is celebrated on the second Saturday in June, Wednesday’s anniversary will pass without public celebration

The Queen has said she was ‘coping’ after the funeral of her husband on Saturday and was spotted a day later driving out of Windsor Castle in a green Jaguar. 

Reports have suggested that family members have agreed a rota to visit the Queen over the coming days to ensure that she is not left alone while mourning Philip, to whom she was married for 73 years. 

Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, are reported to be among the Queen’s first visitors.  

Because the Royal Family are in mourning, there will be no gun salutes at the Tower of London nor in Hyde Park, as usually occur on the Queen's birthday. Pictured: The queen looks at some of the cards she received for her 80th birthday [File photo]

Because the Royal Family are in mourning, there will be no gun salutes at the Tower of London nor in Hyde Park, as usually occur on the Queen’s birthday. Pictured: The queen looks at some of the cards she received for her 80th birthday [File photo]

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