Queen Praises for ‘Sacrifice’ at Philip’s Funeral as She Appears in Windsor

Sir Keir Starmer paid tribute to the Queen’s leadership in the Prime Minister’s Questions (Image: PA)

The Queen is continuing her official duties as she has been praised for her leadership during the pandemic.

The 95-year-old held a face-to-face meeting with organist Thomas Trotter at Windsor Castle today.

She smiled and chatted with the concert musician, presenting him with the Queen’s Award for Music in the Oak Room.

It comes like Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer pay tribute to the sacrifices she made at her husband’s funeral.

He challenged Boris Johnson over claims Downing Street staff broke the no-door rules by throwing a Christmas party last year.

Sir Keir told the Commons: ‘The Queen of Her Majesty sits alone as she marks the passing of the man to whom she has been married for 73 years.

‘Leadership, self-sacrifice – that’s what gives leaders the moral authority to lead.

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The Queen presents Thomas Trotter with the Queen’s Medal of Music (Image: PA)
The Queen kept her social distance from the rest of the royal family during her husband’s funeral, while sitting alone in St George’s Chapel (Image: Getty)

‘Does the prime minister think he has the moral authority to lead and ask the British people to follow the rules?’

The Queen has been resting on doctor’s orders and performing light duties since spending a night in hospital for a preliminary check-up on October 20 and then spraining her back.

She will be celebrating Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham after last year’s festivities were cut due to the pandemic.

The Queen and Philip spent last Christmas together at Windsor without the rest of the family.

It comes after the elderly couple have spent most of 2020 in the care of a reduced number of staff known as HMS Bubble.

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