The Queen’s “simple and solid” faith is the secret of her steadfastness and “supports her” during the Coronavirus crisis – but she lacks the Church’s “sense of community”, sources tell People
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The queen’s “simple and solid” faith is the secret of her fortitude during the coronavirus crisis, a royal insider claims.
The monarch, 94, relies heavily on her religion to ‘support’ her during the global pandemic, but struggles to adapt to a new way of worship, the source told People magazine.
Her Majesty currently resides at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, but lacks the ‘community feeling’ of going to church with friends and family.
The source said, “Her Christian faith means so much to her, and those Sunday rituals go to church and pray in the chapel don’t take place.”
The Queen (pictured in her Easter address to the nation last month) used her ‘simple and solid’ faith to weather the coronavirus crisis, a source has claimed
The monarch reacts heavily to her religion to ‘support’ her during the global pandemic (she was pictured at Westminster Abbey, London, on Commonwealth Day earlier this year)
Buckingham Palace is closed for the summer for what is expected to be the first time in 27 years, with events such as Trooping the Color and Her Majesty’s garden parties canceled.
The 94-year-old monarch is believed to be the longest absent from her official duties during her 68-year reign, and her schedule is not expected to resume until autumn at the earliest.
But despite missing the sense of community around her, the Queen finds comfort in walking her beloved dogs and riding her horses.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said earlier this month that she is still ‘busy’, conducting a telephone interview with the prime minister weekly, and receiving her daily red boxes of government papers.
Her Majesty currently resides at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, but lacks the ‘community feeling’ of going to church with friends and family (she has been previously depicted at St. Peter & St. Paul Church church services in West Newton) this years)
She added that Her Majesty will follow “appropriate advice on engagements” and maintain contact with her family through telephone and video calls.
Most members of the Royal Family belong to the Church of England and regularly attend Christmas services at St. Mary Magdalene on Sandringham Estate.
The Queen, the supreme governor of the Church of England, is known for her faith, which she spoke of in broadcasts and speeches.
Last month, the royal family called for “light and life” to overcome despair, stating that Easter is “not canceled” in a special Bank Holiday post.
The Queen is currently isolating with Prince Philip, 98, at Windsor Castle, during the coronavirus pandemic
She gave her first Easter audio address for Easter, saying, “As dark as death can be – especially for those suffering with grief – light and life are greater. May the living flame of the Easter heap be a permanent guide in the future. ‘
Her prerecorded speech helped those who marked Easter privately and nationwide, saying, “But Easter is not canceled; indeed we need as much Easter as ever. ‘
It ended on a positive note: “May the living flame of the Easter pile be a sure guide in the future.”
Her Majesty has reportedly given her first Easter address, with the determined message: “We know that the corona virus will not overcome us.” Picture: a selection from the video posted on the social media page of the royal family
In 2016, Her Majesty wrote in The Bible Society about her enduring Christian faith when she shared a fond memory of the time George VI prayed for the nation during World War II.
In the preface to The Servant Queen And The King She Serves, she wrote about a poem her father used in 1939: ‘The Gate Of The Year’.
She continued to write: “I am – and am – very grateful for your prayers and for God for His steadfast love. I have indeed seen His faithfulness. ”