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.
Christmas looked like it might be better, but it has now been revealed that we will be entering another month-long lockdown this week.
Even the royal family is being forced to follow suit, with the Queen and Prince Philip arriving at Windsor Castle to lock down together.
The Queen apparently has her hands full reassuring her family as well as the nation, with it even reported this week that she was planning a holiday 'crisis meeting' for the Mountbatten-Windsors, as well as therapy sessions.
During lockdown, HRH will of course be continuing with her royal duties, even celebrating a very important milestone on Saturday.
Saturday 7 November 2020 will mark her reigning as Queen for 25,000 days, with HRH being Britain's longest-serving monarch.
In 2015, Queen Elizabeth overtook the late Queen Victoria as the country's longest-serving monarch, who previously held the title with 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes.
'Inevitably a long life can pass by many milestones,' Queen Elizabeth once said. 'My own is no exception.'
There is no word on how the royal family will be celebrating, but given the national lockdown we imagine that it will be a Zoom celebration.
Congratulations Queen Elizabeth!
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
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.
As a fashion editor I’m super picky when it comes to presents, but this luxury brand nails Christmas gifting every time
All I want for Christmas is one of these picks
By Jazzria Harris
Royal experts weigh in on whether Kate Middleton actually watches The Crown
By Jenny Proudfoot
Stocking filler ideas for all the family that they will *actually* use
30 stocking filler ideas that won't just collect dust
By Dionne Brighton