Queen Elizabeth Somber National Mood on Birthday
The British Queen Elizabeth officially celebrates her 91st birthday today, but she is not happy. “Last month, the country witnessed a series of terrible tragedies,” she said in an official statement.
The actual birthday of Elizabeth is on April 21st, but usually, she passes on the same day. Later, her official birthday will be followed by all sorts of festivities. But the atmosphere today is anything but festive. The Queen speaks of a “very gloomy mood in the country.”
Also, she says, “As a country, we continue to pray for all those directly affected by the events. During my visits to Manchester and London, I was struck by how many people across the country are coming to action to help other individuals who need help. “
“Until in our sadness, we remain determined to help everyone to relieve the lives of whom it has been so terribly affected by injuries and losses.”
According to the BBC, the Queen took a minute’s silence for the victims of the fatal fire at Grenfell Tower at her birthday party. Great Britain has also been shocked in recent months by attacks in London and Manchester, among others.