The Queen is escorted by the Duke of Kent in first birthday parade since Prince Philip’s death

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The Queen was in the company of the Duke Of Kent as she arrived for her first Trooping The Colour ceremony since the loss of her husband Prince Philip earlier this year.

Her Majesty is celebrating her 95th birthday with a scaled-back version of the usual Trooping The Colour events in Windsor this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Queen sported a lilac ensemble adorned with gold detail for the military parade in Windsor ahead of a “memorable and uplifting” day for the monarch.

The event has been dubbed the “mini” Trooping The Colour, with the usual ceremony which takes place in London scrapped for the second year due to the pandemic.

The Queen turned 95 in April but will celebrate the occasion today.

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Her Majesty was officially born on April 21 1926 in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later known as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

The tradition of the monarch having two birthdays was started by King George II in 1748.

King George II was born in November 1683 which is not known to have weather suitable for celebrations.

Therefore, the monarch decided to combine it with an annual military parade, Trooping the Colour, in the summer.

The Queen usually spends her actual birthday surrounded by family.

The Royal Family shared a picture of Her Majesty in April and confirmed she would be spending her birthday at Windsor Castle during a period of Royal Mourning after the Duke of Edinburgh passed away aged 99 on April 9.

After returning to Windsor overnight after being in Cornwall on Friday for the G7 summit, the Queen is set for a busy weekend ahead of a scheduled meeting with US President Joe Biden.

The Queen will host the President and First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday.

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