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Queen leaves Windsor Castle for final outing before England's second lockdown

THE Queen was pictured leaving Windsor Castle this afternoon as she took one last outing before England goes into lockdown. 

Her Majesty, 94, will live under the fresh Covid restrictions with her "HMS Bubble" in Windsor Castle for at least the next four weeks.

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The Queen wore all black as she drove through Windsor – a sign of mourning for her cousin Lady Elizabeth Shakerley who died at the age of 79 on Sunday.

Lady Shakerley was the Queen's first cousin once removed, as well as her close friend, responsible for arranging many of Her Majesty's private parties.

Today's outing is likely to be the Queen's last before England goes into a second lockdown on Thursday, with measures set to last until December 2.


The Duke of Edinburgh travelled to Berkshire from Sandringham on Monday to join the Queen, a move a Buckingham Palace spokesman said had been planned for a while.

The Sun also revealed this week that the move will mean the Royals will spend their 73rd wedding anniversary together in Windsor on November 20.

It comes after staff at Sandringham had complained Covid-19 ‘royal bubble’ restrictions kept them away from their families.

And unrest is still growing among those unwilling to isolate from loved-ones during the festive period.

The mutiny is said to involve about 20 staff including cleaners, laundry and maintenance workers.

A source said previously: "Philip is keen to spend his anniversary with the Queen.

“They spent seven months together in HMS Bubble due to Covid-19 this year and only been apart for a few weeks now.

“It is also seen as a chance for staff at Sandringham to have a break so that they will feel better about working at Christmas. But Christmas is still up in the air.”

Philip and the Queen went into lockdown in March and spent seven months together.

It was one of the longest spells for decades.

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