The Queen celebrates her birthday with a ceremony at Windsor Castle

Rebecca Calderwood
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From Cosmopolitan

  • The Queen marked her 94th birthday with a small military ceremony at Windsor Castle today.
  • Her Majesty is currently isolating away from the Royal Family at the estate.

The royal family tend go all out in celebration of the Queen's birthday. But of course, as they're isolating away from one another like the rest of us, there's no big party in her honour this year.

However, that doesn't mean the royal, who turned 94 in April, has scrapped plans to celebrate her big day entirely.

Instead, a small military ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, and it was all conducted in accordance with strict social distancing guidelines.

And while the royal family may not have been there to celebrate in person, we're pretty certain they were all cheering on from their palaces.

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The ceremony kicked off with the Queen arriving solo - despite isolating at her home in Windsor with husband Prince Phillip. Instead, the royal was assisted by three guardsmen.

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Looking pleased as punch, the Queen arrived in the Quadrangle to a Royal Salute followed by a musical performance by a Band of the Household Division.

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The ceremony ended with a second Royal Salute as the Queen headed out from the grounds moments later.

The special event comes nearly two months after the Queen's actual birthday in April, which saw the royal family take to social media to post their tributes.

On the day, Prince William and Kate Middleton kept their message short and sweet by posting an image of the three of them at last year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They captioned the picture "Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today! 🎂🎈".

Meanwhile, Charles got all sentimental by pulling out a series of throwback snaps of them together.

This year marked the the second time in her 68-year reign that the official Trooping the Colour in London has not gone ahead. We're certain next year will be a big one, Queenie!

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