The Queen will be celebrating her 94th Birthday on Tuesday, April 21. Due to coronavirus pandemic, she has requested that there be no gun salutes to mark her birthday. This will be the first time since her 68-year reign.
According to BBC, Queen Elizabeth said she did not feel gun salutes would be appropriate in the present circumstances. A Buckingham Palace source said her birthday would not be marked in any unique way, adding that any phone or video calls she has with the family will be kept private.
Gun salutes, used by the Royal Family, are fired across the UK to mark special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays. The idea of looking at an alternative Trooping the Colour event to mark her official birthday in June has also been dropped as lockdown continues in the UK until further notice.