According to HELLO! UK, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son called Her Majesty, who turned 94 on April 21, to wish her many happy returns on the day. It must have been a very welcome present for the Queen to say hello to Archie, who is her youngest great-grandchild and turns one year old on May 6. (Where has the time gone?!)
The monarch received several birthday tributes from her family members. Duchess Kate and Prince William took to their social media accounts to share a photo of themselves with the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019.
"Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 94th birthday today!" they wrote.
Prince Charles also celebrated his mother turning another year older by posting throwback photos of him with his mother when the future King was just a baby, along with other lovely pictures with the Queen.
Her Majesty is still at Windsor Castle, where she and Prince Philip have been in isolation since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are in good health, and Her Majesty has been keeping in touch with her family members by phone and video chat.
Earlier this month, it was revealed Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had been sending their great-grandmother "chatty videos" from their country home of Anmer Hall, where they're isolating. We bet they were very pleased to speak to their "Gan-Gan" and wish her a happy birthday, too!
Normally, Her Majesty receives a 21-gun salute fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Hyde Park or Green Park. This is followed by a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London, which is handled by the Honourable Artillery Company. But due to the United Kingdom's lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it was decided those celebrations would not go ahead this year due to COVID-19. Trooping the Colour, Her Majesty's official birthday celebrations in June, also will not go ahead in their traditional form this year.
While isolation isn't easy, we all know the Queen is surrounded by a loving family who care deeply about her and know they will reunite with her once the coronavirus pandemic has been beaten. Take the Royal Family as an inspiration and reach out to your loved ones today – even if they're halfway around the world!
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