The address by the Queen on May 8 will be the third since she retired to Windsor Castle amid the crisis. She issued a statement when she relocated to Windsor, 30 miles west of London, with her husband Prince Philip, who turns 99 in June, and then made her rare televised address to the world on April 5. She also gave an Easter message.
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The U.K. government is also hoping that families will mark the day with commemorative tea parties and have come up with kits to inspire parents and children to create a celebration with VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) decor, original recipes from the day and games.
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