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Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 94th birthday with a uniquely modest event amid the coronavirus pandemic

Elise Solé,Yahoo CelebrityJune 13, 2020

Queen Elizabeth enjoyed a smaller version of the Trooping the Colour ceremony on her June 13 birthday. (Photo: Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth enjoyed a smaller version of the Trooping the Colour ceremony on her June 13 birthday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Although Queen Elizabeth could not celebrate her 94th birthday with an official Trooping the Colour ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic, she enjoyed a modest version of the event on Saturday.

Technically, the queen observes her birthday twice a year — on April 21, the month she was born, and on the second Saturday of June with an event called Trooping the Colour, a 260 year-old celebration to honor the British Sovereign. According to the royal website, thousands of soldiers and hundreds of horses and music makers form a parade for cheering fans who wave British flags. In the past, her Majesty joined on horseback but in her later years, sits comfortably in a carriage.

In another portion, the entire royal family — including the 

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