The Queen could resume royal duties in two weeks time.
She is expected to attend the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday, May 11 – with Prince Charles at her side.
After Prince Philip’s death at the age of 99 was announced on Friday, the Queen entered a mourning period where public appearances are cancelled for a two-week mourning period. No laws can be made during this period, or public engagements will be carried out.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will be held on Saturday, with only 30 guests allowed because of coronavirus regulations. Here is who could be attending.
The official mourning period will then end on April 22 – the day after her 95th birthday – with the Queen expected to return to public duties next month.
It is being reported that member of the family will come up with a plan to make sure that she has support at future events.
There has always been a long-term plan – looking towards the monarch’s 2022 Platinum Jubilee and beyond – to ensure the Queen should have a member of her family with her on major public outings.
The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved next year to Thursday June 2 with an additional day off scheduled for Friday, June 3 to mark Her Majesty’s 70th anniversary – the first time any British monarch has reached such a historic milestone.
The Queen is already always accompanied by one of her private secretaries and ladies-in-waiting, who can often be seen in the background, collecting flowers and gifts.
Now, senior members of the royal family including Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Catherine are expected to play a more supportive role.
Others member of the family have given their own tributes, but the Queen is not expected to be seen in public until the day of the funeral on Saturday.
In normal circumstances there would be more than 800 guests from around the world attending, but coronavirus regulations mean that only 30 people, and the clergy involved in the service, can attend.
Heavily pregnant Meghan Markle will not be attending as she will not be travelling from America following doctor’s advice.
Prime Minster Boris Johnson has already ruled himself out of attending earlier the funeral in order for more family members to attend.
The ceremony is due to take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.