- Queen Elizabeth II turns 96 on Thursday
- She will spend her birthday rather quietly
- This is what she has planned for the day
On April 21, 2022, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 96th birthday. But what about the celebrations for the British head of state?
As the Daily Mail reports, the Queen will spend her special day in Sandringham. The monarch will travel to Norfolk by helicopter and will reside at Wood Farm, the country estate of her late husband Prince Philip.
Wood Farm is a modest farmhouse, by royal standards, where Prince Philip lived after retiring from the public eye. There, the Queen will receive her birthday guests: family and friends will congratulate her, but a big celebration isn't planned.
The Queen celebrates her 96th birthday so calmly
Per the Daily Mail, the Queen would like to devote the rest of the day to her great passion — horse breeding — and is planning a visit to her royal stud farm. In addition, the large property, with its beautifully designed park facilities, invites long walks.
Extravagant festivities such as a banquet and the like are not planned, because the Queen's short vacation will also give her a break from exhausting royal duties.
Queen Elizabeth has recently dealt with health problems and had to fight COVID-19, among other things. For this reason, she did not personally attend some important dates, including the recent celebrations on Easter Sunday. The Queen's stay at Sandringham should do her good.
For the royals, Sandringham is associated with many beautiful memories. The Queen decided at very short notice that she wanted to celebrate her birthday as closely as possible to her late husband, a source close to the Royal Family is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
Since Prince Philip resided there from 2017, the Queen has often visited and enjoyed the tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of London.
In addition, the Queen has a huge celebration ahead of her: she has already celebrated her 70th anniversary on the throne and will mark her Platinum Jubilee in June along with her entire family.
As British media reported unanimously, even Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have been invited to attend the Queen's anniversary.