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Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Misses Going to Church as She Observes COVID-19 Lockdown

Olowokandi Fiyin
May 26, 2020
03:30 A.M.
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The monarch of the royal family hasn't let the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic stop her from relying on her faith despite her inability to attend church.

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Even though she has missed the feel of regularly attending church with her family and friends, Queen Elizabeth II depends on the strength she gets from her faith.

Queen Elizabeth at The Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 18, 2002 at Windsor Great Park, England  | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth at The Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 18, 2002 at Windsor Great Park, England | Photo: Getty Images

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An insider told People that the monarch's "Christian faith means so much to her, and those rituals of going to church on Sunday and praying in the chapel are not happening."

Before she and Phillip went into isolation, [it was] noted that the Queen attended church at Windsor Castle on March 14.

Queen Elizabeth II at a state banquet on October 21, 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II at a state banquet on October 21, 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Photo: Getty Images

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The Queen, who has been isolating at Windsor Castle alongside her husband, Prince Philip, has reportedly been holding onto the bigger picture of her faith that includes "a God who holds her and her family in his hands."

It is that unwavering trust in God that has kept the 94-year-old monarch standing firm in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth II at a State Banquet on October 23, 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II at a State Banquet on October 23, 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia | Photo: Getty Images

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According to the Royal website, the Queen's relationship with the Church of England was embodied during the 1953 Coronation in 1953 when the Archbishop of Canterbury anointed her. During that time, she also took an oath to "maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England."

Her Majesty once again showed royal observers her Christian side when she reportedly invited her grandson, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan Markle, to the church in March.

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People noted that Meghan opted for a fascinator-style headpiece and emerald earrings, while her man rocked a suit and tie combo for the event.

Even when Prince Philip spent a few nights at London's King Edward VII Hospital as an "observation and treatment" concerning a "pre-existing condition," the Queen still found her way to church.

According to BBC News, the 94-year-old attended a carol service at St Mary Magdalene with her third son, Prince Edward, and his family. Before she and Phillip went into isolation, Daily Mail noted that the Queen attended church at Windsor Castle on March 14.

Queen Elizabeth II at the unveiling of a new statue of the Queen Mother on February 24, 2009 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II at the unveiling of a new statue of the Queen Mother on February 24, 2009 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

The site added that the monarch was set to return to Buckingham Palace the next day to continue with her duties despite the pandemic.

A source even informed the outlet that the Queen had not abandoned her duties despite reports claiming she had quit Buckingham Palace over novel coronavirus fears.

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