Queen axes 95th birthday bash as she plans to make other top royal ‘centre of attention’ | Royal | News (Reports)

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The Queen wants to make Prince Philip’s birthday the “centre of attention” for the 2021 royal calendar, according to commentators. Although the monarch herself is turning 95 this year, she reportedly does not want to make a “big deal” about it. Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie discussed the choice.

Ms Fiorito told listeners: “[The Queen] reportedly doesn’t really want to make a big deal out of her upcoming birthday.

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“She turns 95 this April.

“She instead wants to make Philip’s birthday the centre of attention.

“Philip turns 100 on June 10, which is wild.”

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She continued: “So there’s going to be a big celebration for it.

“Whether he’s happy about that, we’re not sure.

“I would think not because he hates celebrating himself.

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“He’s not big into his own birthday.”

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said of the event: “Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee will be a truly historic moment – and one that deserves a celebration to remember.

“We can all look forward to a special, four-day Jubilee weekend when we will put on a spectacular, once-in-a-generation show that mixes the best of British ceremonial splendour with cutting edge art and technology.

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“It will bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesman added: “The Platinum Jubilee offers an opportunity for the Queen to express her thanks for the support and loyalty Her Majesty has received throughout her reign.

“The Queen hopes that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to join the celebrations.”

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