Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 94th birthday with silence Tuesday, because the nation in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic forgoes the standard gun salutes and the ringing of bells.
With 1000’s useless amid the outbreak, the monarch determined that the celebratory show of army firepower wouldn’t be acceptable. Nor will there be a celebratory peal of bells at Westminster Abbey, because the church the place the queen was married and topped is presently closed.
The royal household took to social media to share pictures of Elizabeth as she marks the event — however in step with social distancing guidelines, there might be no visits.
The queen will mark the day along with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, at Windsor Fortress in Berkshire.