Just four days after burying her husband, the Queen of England is celebrating her 95th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth II has issued a personal message on her birthday, thanking people for their 'support and kindness' over the past few days.
"While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and hear the tributes paid to my husband," the message says.
The Queen has issued a personal message on her birthday, thanking people for their “support and kindness” to her family...Posted by HM Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Lieutenant-Governor Janice C. Filmon made a statement on the special occasion.
"As we recognize this milestone, it is my honour and privilege to – on behalf of the people of Manitoba - offer Her Majesty our wish that she will be blessed with continued health and happiness," says Filmon.
Prince Philip, who passed away at the age of 99, was buried at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday. He died on April 9, 2021.
Normally, there is a picture taken on the balcony with the royal family in June to commemorate the Queen's birthday. However, this will be the second year it has been cancelled, due to COVID.
Ever dedicated to her work, the Queen resumed her royal duties just days after Philip's death, by hosting a retirement ceremony Tuesday at Windsor Castle in honor of Earl Peel who stepped down as Lord Chamberlain a week before Prince Philip died, according to Court Circular.
For her birthday today, the Queen is surrounded by her loyal staff and her three dogs at Windsor Castle, and family members will likely visit the monarch in the coming days.