Queen Elizabeth II Marks 94th Birthday With No Fanfare

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II

As Queen Elizabeth II clocks 94 today, she has cancelled her annual celebrations of a gun salute, while being in quarantine as a large chunk of the world self-isolates due to the coronavirus outbreak

The monarch is reported to be marking the occasion with her 98-year-old husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle, west of London.

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From there, she has issued a number of rallying messages to the nation, including only the fifth televised address of her 68-year reign.

The latest official figures show that about 16,000 Britons infected with the new coronavirus have died in hospital, the fifth highest number globally.