Queen cancels birthday gun salutes amid coronavirus gloom


Monarch, turning 94, feels traditional celebrations ‘not appropriate’

The Queen’s 94th birthday on Tuesday will be a low-key affair owing to the coronavirus pandemic, with no official gun salutes for what is believed to be the first time in her long reign.

It is traditional for royal gun salutes to be fired from different locations in London and across the UK on the monarch’s birthday.

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