The Queen and Prince Philip have set off for a sunny summer holiday

Here's everything you need to know...

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Here's everything you need to know...

Coronavirus has changed life as we know it, with the pandemic confining us to our homes and imposing social distancing rules on how we work and socialise.

Even the royal family is having to follow suit, with baby Archie celebrating his birthday from Los Angeles and Princess Beatrice's wedding plans changed to an intimate socially distanced ceremony.

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It is the Queen however who has made the most news, with the monarch, who has been isolating in her Windsor Castle home, forced to hold meetings and ceremonies virtually.

In fact, she did a royal first last month, holding a socially distanced Trooping of the Colour ceremony and streaming it online.

Despite the news that she is horse riding every day, the Queen (like all of us) has suffered the cancellation of many of her favourite events and long-awaited plans.

It's hardly surprising therefore that she has been planning her summer holiday, a trip to Balmoral, Scotland, that she and Prince Philip set off for this week.

According to recent reports, the Queen and Prince Philip travelled up to Balmoral, Scotland on Tuesday for their annual break, boarding a plane to Aberdeenshire and then being driven on to Balmoral Castle.

Further reports added that the royal couple were joined by their two dorgis (a mix of dachshund and corgi).

Here’s hoping the Queen and Prince Philip have a nice summer holiday!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.