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.
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.
COVID-19: Queen Elizabeth releases powerful statement
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.
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:
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.