Today is the 94th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, and the royal family is celebrating with online celebration instead of traditional festivities.

At the beginning of the day, Buckingham Palace’s Twitter and Instagram accounts shared some throwback special video of the queen from her youth. It includes videos of Elizabeth having fun, riding a horse and dancing with her beloved ones.

“Thank you for your messages today, on The Queen’s 94th birthday,” the palace wrote. “In this private footage from (the Royal Collection Trust), we see The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, with her family, including her younger sister Princess Margaret.”

The follow-up tweet, alongside more photos of the queen in different years, read: “Head of the Commonwealth, Head of the Armed Forces, Head of State in 16 countries and the longest-reigning monarch in British History. Wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Happy birthday, Your Majesty!”

In conclusion, the royal family appreciated all people who are celebrating their birthdays at home during this hard time: “To those of you also celebrating your birthdays today at home, with or without your loved ones – we send you many happy returns.”

And there are more Royal Family members who celebrated Elizabeth’s birthday on social media

Clarence House, the place of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, published a group of pictures of Queen Elizabeth, one of them was a sweet picture of her and her baby Charles.

“Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 94th Birthday,” the caption said.


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And through the Kensington Palace account, Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge also celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a cute picture of the queen, William, and Kate Middleton, the post said, “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today!”


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Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today! 🎂🎈

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 Royal birthdays are usually remarked with festive shoot salutes, but the queen said it’s unsuitable during this hard time. So, for the first time in her 68-year rule, she’s spending her birthday without a celebration. Also, she plans to video call with her kids and grandchildren today.

It’s the newest step by the queen to show coherence and support with those who suffer amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning of this month, she spoke on the TV which she doesn’t do usually.

She called people to self-discipline and also showed appreciation for the sadness that people feel and the financial problems they’re going through.

“I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any,” she said. “Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know deep down that it is the right thing to do.”