THE QUEEN was pictured en route to church in Windsor On Sunday for the first time since the start of the pandemic and may have visited Prince Andrew and his family, including Princess Beatrice and her baby girl Sienna on the way home.
Princess Beatrice, 33, gave birth to her first child, Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi, last month in London. While Bea and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are based in the capital, her father Prince Andrew, mother Sarah Ferguson and younger sister Princess Eugenie all live in Windsor close to the Queen.
On Sunday the Queen attended church close to the York Family’s main base – the Royal Lodge and may have paid a short visit to them following the service.
After Princess Eugenie gave birth to her son August earlier this year, she spent more time with her parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and there is a chance Beatrice will have enjoyed some time at her family home this weekend so that her parents can lend a hand with childcare.
During lockdown, the Queen, who is head of the Church of England, attended church services in private but Sunday marked an important return to tradition.
She was photographed travelling to the Royal Chapel of All Saints, which is a stone’s throw away from Andrew’s home.
The residence has belonged to Prince Andrew since the early 2000s, and was where Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice spent a considerable amount of time in their childhood.
The last time the Queen was photographed outside the Royal Chapel was to celebrate the wedding of Princess Beatrice to her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in July 2020.
Buckingham Palace had previously stated in 2020 that the Queen would not travel to church whilst she stayed at Balmoral, in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 in any gathering crowd.
In what proved to be an extremely difficult year, royal author Matthew Dennison has claimed that Her Majesty relied on her faith as a source of strength throughout the pandemic period.
He said: “She has a strong religious faith.
“One of the things that the queen has done is pray throughout all of this.
“She also has a loyal, supportive group of private secretaries, ladies in waiting and devoted friends who have been a strong system around her.
“She also has the support of her close-knit family.”
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