In March, it was announced that the annual parade, which marks Her Majesty’s celebration in June and draws dozens of priceless U.K. royal family moments, would not proceed in its “traditional form” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, a much smaller gathering took place on the grounds of Windsor Castle to honor Queen Elizabeth on Saturday.
Members of the 1st Battalion of the Welsh stood six feet apart as they serenaded the monarch with a royal salute from a safe distance. Queen Elizabeth was flanked by two officials as she admired the ceremony while sitting under a canopy on the quadrangle of Windsor Castle.
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“Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today!” a tweet from Kensington Palace’s account, which is the official account of Prince William and Kate Middleton, read.