The Queen went to private church service before walking corgi puppies on first Sunday without Prince Philip

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THE Queen spent her first Sunday in 73 years without Prince Philip with a private church service and then walked her corgi puppies.

The 94-year-old monarch did not join Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, for prayers at All Saints Chapel yesterday morning.

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The Queen spent her first Sunday after losing Prince Philip with a private church service before walking her corgi puppies

Palace sources said the Queen instead attended a private mass inside Windsor Castle.

But it was not inside St George’s Chapel, where Philip’s funeral will be held, as it was closed.

The Queen is also understood not to have attended her worship in the private chapel, where the duke’s coffin remains at rest, draped in his personal standard and adorned with a wreath of flowers.

The Queen had lunch at 1pm before taking her personal Jaguar into the grounds of Frogmore House where she walked new puppies.

Philip’s funeral will be held inside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle

The corgis named Muick and Fergus only arrived at Windsor Castle in February.

After a short walk in the grounds of the castle she returned at 3pm.

An insider said: “The Queen is the epitome of keeping calm and carrying on and went about her usual Sunday habits.”

It is the Queen’s first Sunday in 73 years without Prince Philip, pictured on their wedding day in 1947

The Queen, pictured on the couple’s 1947 honeymoon, attended a private mass inside Windsor Castle

The Queen walked her puppies in the grounds of Frogmore House

The Queen and Prince Philip marked their 70th wedding anniversary on 20 November 2017

An official portrait of the couple taken in 1992

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh holding their first child Prince Charles in 1949

 

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