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Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth Are Reunited In Windsor For Easter Break

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are reunited for Easter break
March 20, 2020 - 08:31 / Laura Pérez

The last time Prince Philip attended a public engagement was at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas KingstonNow His Royal Highness reunited with Queen Elizabeth for Estear break. This is what we know...

Prince Philip spends most of his time on Wood Farm, in Sandringham, Norfolk, since his retirement from public duties in 2017. Now the Duke of Edinburgh was reunited with Queen Elizabeth in Windsor for Easter Court, as planned.

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Prince Philip was reportedly flown by helicopter to the Berkshire castle to join Her Majesty. She was seen leaving Buckingham Palace this past Thursday lunchtime to travel to Windsor. 

Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal institute of International Affairs, Chatham House on November 20, 2019 

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Queen Elizabeth, who began her Easter break one week in advance following the coronavirus pandemic, took to Instagram to release a statement amid the global crisis surrounding the disease. "As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty," read the statement.

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Her Majesty announced she and Prince Philip were advised to change their regular routines "for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them."

Read the Queen's full statement here:

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A MESSAGE FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN . As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty. We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them. At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation's history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal. We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals - today and in the coming days, weeks and months. Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part. ELIZABETH R

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Prince Philip spent four nights at King Edward VII Hospital in December, where he remained under medical supervision due to a "pre-existing condition." The last time he attended a public engagement was in 2019, at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston, at St. George's Chapel.