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Queen to mark MAJOR royal milestone in simple way during coronavirus lockdown

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, there is no chance of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh being able to celebrate with their children in person next Wednesday. However, royal sources have confirmed that there were no plans for a huge gathering to mark the occasion, even without the restrictions caused by coronavirus.

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The Duke of Edinburgh is “characteristically taciturn” about occasion and has opted, as is his habit, not to make a fuss, they told the Daily Mail.

Philip has been in isolation at Windsor Castle with the Queen since March – the longest period the couple have spent together in years.

The couple reportedly spend more time apart since the Duke’s retirement from royal life

Philip has enjoyed a break away from the Windsor bubble and is reported to split his time between Buckingham Palace and Wood Farm, Norfolk.

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Prince Philip’s birthday will reportedly be marked by lunch with the Queen (Image: GETTY)

Prince Philip

Philip has enjoyed a break away from the Windsor bubble and is reported to split his time between Buckingham Palace and Wood Farm, Norfolk (Image: GETTY)

Meanwhile, the Queen has remained busy at the official residence of the monarch living separately to her husband until they moved in together ahead of the coronavirus lockdown.

Since he retired in 2017, the duke has largely lived at Wood Farm on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, apart from brief visits to Windsor and a longer summer stay at Balmoral.

His birthday will reportedly be marked by lunch with the Queen, as well as Zoom and telephone calls with family and friends – including Prince Charles in Scotland.

Philip will also be video calling the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk and Harry and Meghan in Los Angeles.

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A small number of public birthday wishes will be released on social media by family members, while Buckingham Palace hopes to mark the occasion (Image: GETTY)

A small number of public birthday wishes will be released on social media by family members, while Buckingham Palace hopes to mark the occasion publicly in some small way, “depending on how His Royal Highness feels”.

But the mantra of the day is very much “low key”.

“He’s not one for fuss, as you know,” a source told the Daily Mail.

Philip’s cousin and childhood friend Myra Butter confirmed that he has always insisted on “no fuss, no bother”.

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Royal sources have confirmed that there were no plans for a huge gathering to mark the occasion, even without the restrictions caused by coronavirus (Image: GETTY)

Prince Philip

Philip has been in isolation at Windsor Castle with the Queen since March – the longest period the couple have spent together in years (Image: GETTY)

Lady Butter, 95 – who shares a great-great-grandfather, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, with Philip – said: “He has such an incredibly active mind. And he’s a great reader, so interested in things.

“He’s got enormous knowledge and I am absolutely certain there must be a link between that and his long and healthy life. He’s such an enigma, really.

“He has that thirst for knowledge. He still paints, he sees his horses and keeps abreast of everything in the news.”

Philip has suffered several bouts of poor health in recent years.

Royal Family tree

Royal Family tree (Image: EXPRESS)

The Duke was in hospital just before Christmas but is said to be far better now, despite feeling the effects of his advancing years.

Lady Butter said: “The secret is that he just does everything he has previously done, but slower.

“He still enjoys the greatest role of all, supporting the Queen. As for a party to celebrate turning 99? Goodness me, no! He never wants a fuss, ever!”

In April, Prince Philip issued a rare statement to thank those working in the medical and scientific professions during the coronavirus crisis.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Philip will also be video calling the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk and Harry and Meghan in Los Angeles (Image: GETTY)

He said: “As we approach World Immunisation Week, I wanted to recognise the vital and urgent work being done by so many to tackle the pandemic; by those in the medical and scientific professions, at universities and research institutions, all united in working to protect us from Covid-19.

“On behalf of those of us who remain safe and at home, I also wanted to thank all key workers who ensure the infrastructure of our life continues; the staff and volunteers working in food production and distribution, those keeping postal and delivery services going, and those ensuring the rubbish continues to be collected.”

It’s understood that the 24 staff members isolating with the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle have been taking extra precautions during the coronavirus lockdown to ensure the monarch and her husband’s safety.

The royal household has been split into two teams of 12, who work “three weeks on, three weeks off”.

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