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Queen pays tribute to British citizens for generous spirit throughout recent tragedies

Her majesty celebrated her official birthday with a touching message to her subjects

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The country has been through the wars of late and the nation has been in need of some reassuring words from someone in power.

As Theresa May has so far managed to upset some of the nation by being – as they claim – a little insensitive, the public have been looking elsewhere for words of encouragement.

So hoorah for her Majesty the Queen, who praised the country for dealing so well with the Manchester bombing, the London attacks and the tower block tragedy – hailing our collective “toughness and generosity of spirit”.

And she said the words on the day of her official birthday! What a good sport!

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In a letter she said: “Today is traditionally a day of celebration.

“This year, however, it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood.

“As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events.

“During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need.

She added: “Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.

“United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”

The message was published before her Madge enjoyed her birthday knees up at the Trooping the Colour bash, which marked her official birthday.

At the ceremony, which took place at Horse Guard’s Parade, The Queen and Prince Philip led a minute’s silence for victims who died in Grenfell Tower earlier this week.

She was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and other members of the royal family.

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After the silence the sweaty looking Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Irish Guards marched bravely in their heavy and hot bearskin hats and red tunics in scorching temperatures and this was followed by a 41-gun salute in Green Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

The heat became so much for five guardsmen that he collapsed from the heat in front of the audience.

The Royal family then travelled back to Buckingham Palace where they gathered on the balcony for an RAF fly-past.

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