BORIS Johnson today hailed the Queen’s service to Britain as she marks her 95th birthday.
The PM said he has the "highest admiration" for the monarch, who has sat on the throne for almost 70 years.
He said: "I would like to send my warm wishes to Her Majesty The Queen on her 95th birthday.
"I have always had the highest admiration for Her Majesty and her service to this country and the Commonwealth.
"I am proud to serve as her Prime Minister."
The Queen is set to hold a private and low-key celebration today following the death of her "beloved" Prince Philip.
Members of the Royal Family have been supporting her throughout the mourning period, with some expected to visit her at Windsor Castle today.
Her special day falls within the two-week period of royal mourning for the Duke of Edinburgh, which is being observed until Friday.
No official photograph is expected to be released to mark the event.
The pandemic meant the Queen's official birthday celebration known as Trooping the Colour, normally staged in June, has been cancelled for a second year running.
Last summer, an event dubbed "mini Trooping" was staged at Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace has said options for an "alternative parade" were being considered at the Queen's Berkshire home.
Prince Philip died on April 9, aged 99, and his funeral took place at Windsor castle on Saturday.
His death came a few months short of his 100th birthday, which was due to be the focus of royal celebrations this year while the Queen's 95th was always to be more low-key.
The monarch will mark her birthday today with only a tiny group of staff in Windsor Castle, according to reports.
It has emerged the Royals have agreed on a rota to visit as the monarch grieves the death of her husband of more than 70 years.
Princess Anne and Sophie Wessex were reported to be among the Queen's first visitors ahead of her birthday today.
Her Majesty will also be visited by her son Andrew, granddaughter Eugenie and her newborn son August in the coming days, the Mirror reported.
Bur it was reported that Prince Harry, who flew in last week from the US for his grandfather's funeral, headed back home to California yesterday.
The plan to support the Queen is said to have been formed by the female leading figures in the family, including her daughter Princess Anne, daughters-in-law the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex, supported by the Duchess of Cambridge.
And she will likely be gladdened by the news that there are signs Prince Harry and Prince William are patching things up between them.
The princes met following Prince Philip’s funeral along with dad Charles for the first time since Harry and wife Meghan’s Oprah US TV interview threatened to tear the family apart.
They remained together for two hours at Windsor Castle as they mingled with family members on its Quadrangle.
It sparked hopes that the devastating rift between the brothers could one day be healed.
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