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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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.
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.”