For grieving Queen Elizabeth II, a private and subdued 95th birthday

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by the Queen’s side for 73 years, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP) TH106 TH106

This year's birthday is unlike any other for Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 95. It is a private and subdued affair — a stark contrast to the ostentatious public spectacles that the British public is accustomed to.

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