Queen cancels birthday gun salutes amid coronavirus gloom

Monarch, turning 94, feels traditional celebrations ‘not appropriate’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Queen’s 94th birthday on Tuesday will be a low-key affair owing to the coronavirus pandemic, with no official gun salutes for what is believed to be the first time in her long reign. It is traditional for royal gun salutes to be fired from different locations in London and across the UK on the monarch’s birthday. Continue reading...