Military ceremony reduced for the official birthday of Elizabeth II

Cérémonie militaire réduite pour l’anniversaire officiel d’Elisabeth II

LONDON | A military ceremony in the reduced format and complying with the measures of distancing has been organised on Saturday morning for the official birthday of queen Elizabeth II, 94-year-old, who is confined at Windsor castle, in England, due to the pandemic of sars coronavirus.

The monarch has been 94 years old on April 21, a birthday celebrated traditionally in June by a big military parade in London, the ” salvation colors “, bringing together hundreds of military and thousands of spectators.

But due to the pandemic, this parade has been canceled and replaced by an occurrence of a more modest size, at Windsor castle, forty miles north of London, where Elizabeth II and her husband prince Philip lived there since the month of march.

Because of their age, the sovereign and her husband, the duke of Edinburgh, 99 years, are part of the population at risk for the disease COVID-19.

The queen has attended the ceremony wearing a set of green water, matching hat, observing the guards, who stood more than two metres distance from each other, in accordance with the instructions in force in order to avoid the risk of transmission of the coronavirus, which has claimed more than 41 000 deaths in the country.

This is the first time that the anniversary of a monarch is celebrated at Windsor since 1895, when a ceremony was held in honour of queen Victoria.

The duke of Edinburgh, prince consort to the longevity record in british history, celebrated on June 9, 99 years.

On this occasion, Buckingham palace had issued a new photograph of the royal couple, together for 72 years, and in early June in the courtyard of the castle.

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