By Karim El-Bar
LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II will hold no special celebrations for her birthday because of the coronavirus outbreak, local media reported Saturday.
Britain’s monarch, who will turn 94 later this month, asked that traditional gun salutes fired as part of the ceremony not take place as she felt it would not be appropriate given the circumstances.
At midday every year, gun salutes firing blank rounds take place across Britain: a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Parkvand and a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London.
She also asked that the national