The Queen thanks royal supporters for their birthday well-wishes

The Queen thanks royal supporters for their birthday well-wishes in a thoughtful letter – and says she ‘greatly appreciates’ their support during the coronavirus crisis

  • The Queen, 94, wrote to royal well-wishers to thank them for their birthday cards
  • Said she was grateful to receive public support during the coronavirus crisis
  • One royal fan shared a photo of the typed message on social media 
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The Queen has thanked well-wishers for their support during the coronavirus crisis.   

A letter sent to royal supporters says the Queen ‘greatly appreciates’ being kept in their thoughts and is ‘most grateful’ of the cards and letters she has received in the ‘current situation’. 

A copy of the typed note was shared on Instagram by royal watcher Katherine, who runs the @katsroyalletters fan account. 

A letter sent to royal supporters says the Queen ‘greatly appreciates’ being kept in their thoughts and is ‘most grateful’ of the letters she has received in the ‘current situation’

The Queen celebrated her birthday on 21 April but marked her official birthday on Saturday. Pictured, the Queen attends a small ceremony marking the occasion at Windsor Castle 

She received the letter in response to a card she sent the Queen to mark her 94th birthday in April. 

The letter, written by a member of the Queen’s household staff on Windsor Castle letterhead, reads: ‘The Queen thanks you for the card and picture you sent on the occasion of Her Majesty’s ninety-fourth birthday.

‘In this current situation, The Queen is most grateful for your kind words of support and your thought for Her Majesty is greatly appreciated.’

The Queen celebrated her birthday on 21 April but marked her official birthday on Saturday. 

The monarch cut an elegant figure in a recycled turquoise coat and matching hat – in what was her first official royal engagement since lockdown began 

The scaled-down ceremony at Windsor Castle saw the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, whose Colour was due to be trooped this year at The Queen’s Birthday Parade on Horse Guards, perform in front of Her Majesty 


The Queen was a ray of sunshine as she was pictured at Windsor Castle today for her official birthday celebrations. Her Majesty was seen laughing as she arrived to view a socially-distancing military ceremony

The occasion is typically celebrated with Trooping the Colour however this year the monarch enjoyed a far smaller military ceremony in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle. 

It was Her Majesty’s first official public engagement since the start of lockdown. 

The ceremony was carried out by a detachment from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, whose Colour was due to be trooped this year at The Queen’s Birthday Parade on Horse Guards. 

The Welsh Guards are currently stationed at Windsor Castle, and have played a key role in the military response to the coronavirus pandemic over the past months. 

The proceedings took place in the presence of The Queen in the Quadrangle, where the Changing of the Guard is carried out when she is in official residence. 

Her Majesty  watched the set of military drills and a musical performance by a Band of the Household Division in the scaled-down ceremony 

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