LONDON: Britain’s Prince Philip marked a quiet 99th birthday in lockdown with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, at Windsor Castle in south-east England. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the 94-year-old monarch, who have been married for 72 years, have been isolating together since March when the UK went into lockdown in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Buckingham Palace released a new photograph of the royal couple, which was taken on June 1 in the quadrangle at the castle, to mark the birthday on Wednesday. No visits were planned due to the lockdown restrictions for the elderly but the royal family has been connecting with each other through Zoom and other online mediums and are likely to have done so for the birthday as well. Various divisions of the UK’s Armed Forces took to social media to wish the prince, who has an active history with the forces, a happy birthday. Wishing The Duke of Edinburgh a very happy birthday!His Royal Highness turns 99 today and will spend the day wi… https://t.co/IZ0NunaIiT— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 1591777698000 The Royal Marines official Twitter page read: “Happy 99th Birthday to the #DukeofEdinburgh #PrincePhilip from the Royal Marines…. Read full this story
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