The clever way the Royal Family are making sure the Queen isn’t alone ahead of her birthday

Queen Elizabeth II travels (in her Bentley State Limousine) to attend the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021
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The Royal Family will take it in turns to see the Queen and use a rota to make sure she isn’t alone ahead of her 95th birthday.

This week has been an incredibly sad one for the Queen following the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip (opens in new tab).

Due to Covid-restrictions, the Queen had to sit alone (opens in new tab) during the funeral which was attended by just 30 guests (opens in new tab).

Members of the Royal Family have reportedly organised a rota to make sure the Queen will not be alone ahead of her milestone 95th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Princess Anne, the Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, and Sophie the Countess of Wessex are amongst the few known to be visiting.

It is thought that Prince Charles will also accompany Princess Anne to visit their mother. 

Prince Harry is also thought to be remaining in the UK (opens in new tab) until the Queen’s birthday and Kate Middleton has reportedly arranged several video calls with Princess William and the Cambridge children - who are three of the Queen's 10 great-grandchildren (opens in new tab)

A source told the Mirror, ‘The Queen will not be alone. She will have others who care about her deeply and want to be there to support her in her most pressing hour."

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex follow Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin

They continued, "In typical fashion, the Queen has insisted she is coping and despite the suggestion she had prepared herself for this day to come, everyone is well aware there is nothing like the experience when it comes."

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were married for 73 years (opens in new tab) and it has been reported that the Queen will now make Windsor Castle her permanent home to remain close to where Prince Philip is buried. 

It's also believed that the Queen will not release a birthday portrait this year without Prince Philip as she faces her first birthday as a widow. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.