Queen’s birthday and reaching out to bereaved – The Yorkshire Post says

THE Queen’s 95th birthday will be a particularly poignant one for Her Majesty coming so soon after the death, and funeral, of Prince Philip, her ‘strength and stay’ throughout their 73-year marriage.

A heartbreaking photo of the Queen as she watches pallbearers carry Prince Philip's coffin through St George's Chapel during his funeral.

Yet the heartbreaking photo of Her Majesty in St George’s Chapel, sitting alone due to Covid social distancing rules, has prompted a wider societal debate about loneliness.

And while the Queen’s stoicism – and support of the Royal household – is well-documented, many newly-widowed people are even more isolated as they grieve in isolation.

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As such, The Yorkshire Post, as part of our continuing commitment to the issue of loneliness, hopes this is an opportune day to ask readers to reach out to a relative, neighbour or friend bereaved during the lockdown – and to reassure them that they’re in their thoughts. After all, the smallest gestures can often make the biggest difference – whether you’re the Queen or anyone else.

The Queen travelling in a State Bentley to Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday.

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