Prince Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth for more than seven decades, celebrates his 99th birthday today. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will spend the day privately at Windsor Castle, west of London, where he and the 94-year-old monarch have been staying during Britain’s novel coronavirus lockdown.
However, Buckingham Palace did release a new photograph of the Royal couple to celebrate Philip’s birthday, taken last week at the quadrangle inside Windsor Castle in which Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pose ahead of his 99th birthday.
On this occasion of Prince Philip’s 99th birthday, the rest of the Royal family took it to social media to wish him well on his birthday.
Traditionally, the prince’s birthday would be celebrated with gun salutes in London but due coronavirus all the social gatherings were banned and even the Queen canceled the Royal ceremonies on her birthday in April for the first time in her 68-year reign.