The Queen is ‘making the most of lockdown’ with daily horse rides

The Queen is said to be in "excellent spirits" at Windsor Castle, where she's currently in quarantine amid the coronavirus crisis.

  • Her Majesty is "spending more time with Philip" and going on daily horse rides to keep her spirits up
  • A source reveals she's keen to return to public duty "as soon as she possibly can"
  • The Queen wants to "work harder than ever" after time in quarantine
  • It follows royal news that Princess Eugenie reveals how she's spending lockdown

The Queen has been enjoying her time in lockdown by going out on daily horse rides and spending more time with husband, Prince Philip.

According to Vanity Fair, an insider has revealed that the 94-year-old monarch is in high spirits, despite the fear surrounding the deadly virus and is "making the most of the time" in lockdown by "riding out every day".

The insider said, "One of the nicest things for the Queen is that she is getting to spend more time with her husband than she usually would. They have dinner together in the evenings and I imagine the Queen is of the generation where she dresses for dinner."

While Her Majesty is following the government's advice to self-isolate as her age puts her in the "vulnerable" category, the Queen is said to be keen to get back to work whenever it is safe to do so.

"The Queen is planning to come back to work and when she does I think we’ll see her work harder than ever," the source revealed. "I think we will see her doing private audiences again and more of the work we are used to seeing her do in public at some point in the future."

Although the Queen is enjoying some downtime with Philip, 98, at Windsor Castle - she is still "very much fulfilling her duties as head of state" and still receives her red Government boxes and holds a weekly audience with the Prime Minister.

It comes after royal biographer, Andrew Morton, said he feared the Queen may never return to work in the way same way following the coronavirus crisis.

He told The Sun, "'It's terribly sad but I can't see how the Queen can resume her usual job."

It looks like she has every plan to do just that.

Georgia Farquharson

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