Her Royal Highness has sent a powerful message to the public today, her 95th birthday. While the message is bittersweet, it is heartfelt and passionate.

The Queen's Emotional Message On Her Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II has relayed a message to the commonwealth and the public today. On The Royal Family's official Twitter and Instagram account, a message directly from Her Majesty was posted. 

"I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday, today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate."

"While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world."

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II

"My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life."

The message was signed off with "Elizabeth R." Today, her 95th birthday is the first birthday she would be celebrating without her husband of 73 years, beloved Prince Philip. According to Hello! she is spending her birthday privately with a small group of staff and may or may not have other Royal family members visit her periodically at Windsor Castle. 

She will remain mourning in private until Friday with her two new Corgi puppies.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Couple Quiz


In 1939, the two met again at a Royal Navy College event where Elizabeth said she fell in love with Philip. How old were they respectively?