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22 'HMS Bubble' staff supporting the Queen through grief due to Covid rules

Heartbreaking pictures yesterday showed the Queen sitting alone at her husband's funeral, unable to get close to her family due to Covid restrictions.

The 94-year-old monarch, grieving the loss of Prince Philip, will rely on her household staff for support - a select group branded 'HMS Bubble'.

Since the start of the first lockdown, the Queen has been at Windsor Castle, where the Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully on April 9.

Her closest aides have been a source of support throughout the pandemic, during which time she has been unable to see her own family for long periods.

Among those closest to her, the Telegraph reports, are senior dresser Angela Kelly, head groom, Terry Pendry, private secretary Sir Edward Young and page of the

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