The Queen marks official birthday in lockdown with scaled-down ceremony at Windsor – BBC News

The Queen has marked her official birthday in lockdown at Windsor Castle, with a scaled-down ceremony and with no other members of the royal family present.

The traditional Trooping the Colour parade in London was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kate Silverton presents BBC News reporting from Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell.

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During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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