The Queen has no plans to mark her 95th birthday this week

Instead of celebrating, Queen Elizabeth II is expected to take a more subdued approach to her 95th birthday tomorrow (Wednesday, April 21).

it marks her first birthday shortly following the death of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip.

Trooping the Colour ceremony, has also been canceled for the second year in a row over social distancing concerns.

Instead, plans for an “alternative parade” in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle are being considered.

She is expected to have a quiet lunch with close family members at Windsor Castle, the details of which will remain private.

The queen’s birthday comes only days after she attended her husband’s funeral at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Though her official birthday is celebrated by the public in June, the queen has always celebrated privately with her family on her real birthday, April 21.

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The Queen has no plans to mark her 95th birthday this week as she continues to mourn the loss of her husband, Duke of Edinburgh.

Former royal chef Darren McGrady, who worked for Princess Diana and Her Majesty, wrote that behind closed doors the private plans are normally marked with a chocolate birthday cake – a recipe that has been passed down through generations of royals.

Mr McGrady said, talking to The Independent  “The royals have a family birthday cake recipe that dates back to Queen Victoria and written by her chef Gabriel Tschumi who rattled pans in the royal kitchens as long ago as 1899.

“It’s a recipe that I fine tuned for Queen Elizabeth II and made for her twice a year because Her Majesty has an official birthday in June and real birthday in April each year.”

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