"Her Majesty remains at Windsor Castle, during a period of Royal Mourning following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh."

By Tessa Petak
Apr 21, 2021 @ 8:17 am
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Queen Elizabeth turns 95 today. The Royal Family released a statement from the Queen in honor of her 95th birthday and in response to the many tributes and messages they have received in the wake of Prince Philip's death.

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

She continued, "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."

On Saturday, the Royal Family laid the Duke of Edinburgh to rest during his funeral service. During the funeral, the Queen sat alone in the church pews, and left a personal handwritten note on his coffin signed from "Lilibet," and according to People, Philip was the last person to call her by that.

The Royal Family Instagram account also posted in honor of the Queen's birthday.

"Today is The Queen's 95th birthday," the post read. "The Queen was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. This year Her Majesty remains at Windsor Castle, during a period of Royal Mourning following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh."