Royals agree to Rota to visit Queen ahead of her birthday as she mourns Prince Philip

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The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh



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The Royals have agreed to a rotation to visit the Queen ahead of her birthday this week, as she continues to mourn for her beloved husband Philip.
Family members will take turns visiting the monarch for walks in Windsor with her two new corgi puppies – with the exception of Prince Harry who is expected to return to the United States within the next 24 hours.

The Queen, who turns 95 on Wednesday, insisted she was “coping” after her 73-year-old companion was laid to rest on Saturday, but will be supported by her closest family members during her most important hours. darker.

She was seen for the first time since

Prince Philip’s funeral

today, as she left her Windsor home behind the wheel of a green Jaguar.

Unsurprisingly, it was the leading women of the family – his daughter Princess Anne, the Duchess of Cornwall’s daughters-in-law and the Countess of Wessex, supported by the Duchess of Cambridge, who came together to form the plan .

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The Queen is said to “face” the death of Prince Philip
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Royal sources have confirmed the Queen is set to receive a series of regular visitors as she continues to live at Windsor Castle, where she has spent the majority of the past 13 months living with her darling Philip.

But his grandson Harry, 36, will miss his birthday as he returns to California to be with his heavily pregnant wife, Meghan – who is due in early June – and their son Archie, one.

Members of the royal family at the funeral of Prince Philip
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Millions of people around the world have watched Her Majesty be forced to sit alone in St George’s Chapel as she said her final farewell to her husband after the covid pandemic ravaged long-standing plans for the funeral of the duke.

After her bubble partner left, and generally thinking of others before herself, the Queen chose to sit unaccompanied except from her son Prince Andrew at a distance of two meters to comply with government restrictions.

The Duchess of Cambridge set up video calls with the Queen
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Her only solace was a precious photo of her and Philip as newlyweds, which she had placed in her purse next to one of her handkerchiefs.

A source said: “The Queen will not be alone.

The Queen coming out of Windsor Castle
The Queen coming out of Windsor Castle
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“She will have other people who care deeply about her and who will want to be there to support her in her most pressing time.

“Typically the Queen insisted that she was facing it and despite the suggestion that she had prepared for that day ahead, everyone is well aware that there is no such thing. that experience when it comes. “

Prince Harry at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral
Prince Harry will miss the Queen’s birthday
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Prince Charles is expected to visit his mother this week, a 90-minute drive from his Highgrove country home in Gloucester.

Princess Anne will also be coming from her home in Gloucestershire, to Gatcombe Park, while the Countess of Wessex, who has enjoyed a fabulous relationship with the Queen for years, has scheduled several visits in the coming days with her children Louise, 17. and James, 13. .

Princess Anne at the funeral of Prince Philip
Princess Anne will come to see her mother
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The Duchess of Cambridge, who returned to London at the weekend with her husband Prince William and their three children as they returned to school this week after Easter, has already scheduled video calls with Her Majesty and her rear – grandchildren to celebrate his birthday on Wednesday.

The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family have no engagements planned until at least Thursday, when the official two-week royal mourning period will end.

Queen Elizabeth II takes her place at Prince Philip's funeral
The Queen will stay at Windsor Castle for the foreseeable future
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The Queen will remain at Windsor Castle for the foreseeable future, but well-placed insiders have dismissed the idea that she would choose to stay at the Berkshire Residence for the long term.

Instead, she intends to split her time between Windsor and London, just as she plans to continue with a journal of royal engagements inside and outside the capital, when a renovation project multi-million pound will be completed at Buckingham Palace.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for Prince Philip's funeral
The royals have agreed to collaborate on special projects to unite the family
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However, it may be some time before she can return to base in London even if she wished, although she made no secret that she was “more at home” in the old royal fortress of London. 950 years.

The coronavirus crisis has inevitably delayed the £ 369million project which could still take years.

Prince Philip's funeral
Millions of people around the world watched the funeral
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As the Queen prepares to mark her first milestone without the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away peacefully at 99 on Friday April 16 with his wife by his side, the Royal Family have also agreed to collaborate on special projects to unite the family and the country after a year of pain.

The family are said to have discussed the symbolism of the Duke’s moving musical choices throughout his funeral, insisting that Action Stations was sounded by a Royal Marines bugle.

Naval lore, more at home on a warship, has poignantly reminded his family, plagued with scandals and infighting of late, to “go to battle posts.”

The Countess of Wessex, who has been the Queen’s most frequent visitor throughout the pandemic, has at least two ongoing projects with the monarch.

Princes Harry and William at the funeral of Prince Philip
Prince Harry returns to the United States
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Sophie, 56, would be ‘like a girl’ to the Queen who wants to help the family play a more central role after Prince Harry and his wife Meghan left their royal roles to live in the United States last year and become “financially independent”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wasted no time in signing a series of multi-million dollar deals with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify to create documentaries and podcasts.

A source said: ‘Everyone is very focused on the fact that as the country emerges from the coronavirus crisis this is a great opportunity to work together and help the Queen and get back to business. “

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