Queen leaves Buckingham Palace for first royal outing since Philip’s funeral

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The Queen has been pictured leaving Buckingham Palace in her first royal outing since Prince Philip's funeral.

It comes ahead of the Queen's speech, in which Her Majesty will outline Government policy.

She wore a coat and a hat instead of her ceremonial robes or crown.

It will instead be carried separately and place on a table in the House of Lords.

The Queen's husband was laid to rest at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle last month after passing away on April 9.

She returned to royal duties just four days later, hosting a retirement ceremony for former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel on April 13.

On April 27, the hard working monarch also held two video calls at Windsor Castle.

The Queen held audiences with the Ambassador from the Republic of Latvia and the Ambassador from the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.

In an earlier message, the Queen thanked people across the world who had sent tributes following the duke’s death.

She said: “I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate.

“While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.”

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