Queen cancels birthday celebrations as COVID-19 sweeps through UK
The Queen has cancelled her birthday celebrations, deeming them inappropriate as Britain fights the coronavirus.
It is believed to be the first such request in the Queen's 68-year reign. "'We will not be marking Her Majestys birthday in any special way' this year due to the #coronavirus crisis," ITV reporter Chris Ship, who first reported the Queen's request, tweeted. … [+576 chars]