THE Queen is expected to walk her beloved dogs after Prince Philip’s funeral today as her way of “coping with misfortune and great unhappiness”. 

After today's moving ceremony at Windsor Cathedral, Her Majesty will return home to Windsor Castle and – if she is not too tired – will head out with puppies Muick and Fergus for a short walk. 

The Queen has been walking the corgi and dorgi pups daily to help her cope with the tragic death of Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years. 

The two pups arrived when Prince Philip was ill in hospital as a way of cheering the Queen up. 

Today, the Duke of Edinburgh’s paired back funeral will be held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Cathedral.

Due to Covid restrictions, only 30 guests will attend the simple ceremony, with Philip’s immediate family, grandchildren and their spouses all in attendance. 

Last night, the Queen took her new puppies for a walk at Frogmore, where Prince Harry is staying before his grandfather’s funeral. 

It was the first time the Queen had been seen since the Duke’s death last Friday.

A guard stood to attention as the Queen drove in a green Jaguar from Windsor Castle to Frogmore Gardens with the sprightly young pooches. 

Frogmore Gardens is home to the burial grounds of the Queen Mother.

It is also the place where Her Majesty will be buried and when that does happen, Prince Philip's coffin will be moved there so the two can be buried together.

According to insiders, the monarch, 94, has been turning to her beloved corgis to help her cope with the enormous loss after Prince Philip’s death last Friday.

And for years, the Queen has used a bracing dog walk to help her overcome misfortune and unhappiness. 

The Queen has had more than 30 dogs over the years, but latest additions Muick and Fergus arrived at Windsor Castle in February. 

An insider told the Telegraph the chirpy pooches were a “welcome distraction” for the Monarch, and had taken on even “greater significance” since the tragic loss of Prince Philip. 

The dogs are believed to be the first the Queen has owned that are not direct descendants from a corgi called Susan that she was given for her 18th birthday in 1944. 

The Queen spent her first Sunday without Philip walking the puppies after a quiet Sunday service. 

The Queen had lunch at 1pm before taking her personal Jaguar into the grounds of Frogmore House where she walked new puppies.

An insider said: "The Queen is the epitome of keeping calm and carrying on and went about her usual Sunday habits."

Now, if the Queen is not too tired after today’s ceremony, she will once again take the two small puppies for a walk in the grounds at Windsor Castle. 

After Prince Philip’s passing, the Queen has decided to make Windsor Castle her permanent home. 

While she will return to work at Buckingham Palace as Covid restrictions lift, it is unlikely she will spend another night there. 


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