The Queen will mark her 95th birthday tomorrow by joining family members and walking her dogs.
The monarch has been keen to get out and return to a favourite beauty spot each day this week as she continues to mourn the death of her beloved husband Prince Philip who died aged 99 on April 9.
Several members of the family have agreed to carry out a rota to see the Queen this week, including daughter Princess Anne and the Countess of Wessex.
The head of state will also see her son Andrew, granddaughter Eugenie and her newborn son August tomorrow as they make their way over from their homes on the Windsor estate.
The Mirror this week revealed how the royals had agreed a rota to visit the Queen so she is not alone as she continues to grieve for husband Philip.
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A royal source: “The Queen is hoping to take advantage of the good weather as much as possible to join family members to walk her two new corgi puppies Fergus and Muick.
“She is very much looking forward to seeing her family who have been a great comfort to her and one another as they continue to mourn the loss of Prince Philip.”
Buckingham Palace said there were no plans to release an official picture to mark the occasion, as had happened in previous years.
An official royal mourning period of two weeks is due to end on Thursday when the royals are expected to return to planned engagements.
The Prince of Wales has retreated alone to his official Welsh home to mourn the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Charles is staying at Llwynywermod, his Welsh property in Llandovery, Myddfai, after the family said goodbye to the Duke of Edinburgh at St George’s Chapel on Saturday.
Meanwhile, royal sources have said the Queen was “incredibly saddened” to learn one of her trusted advisors died at the age of 86 on the day of her husband’s funeral.
Sir Michael Oswald advised the Queen and the Queen Mother, playing a key role in their horse racing interests for nearly 30 years.
He was the Queen’s former manager of the Royal Studs and was often pictured by the Queen’s side at racing events.
Sir Michael died following a long illness, it is reported.
Oswald’s widow, Lady Angela, who was also a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother for many years, paid tribute to her husband.
She told The Racing Post: “He always said he had the most wonderful job anybody could ever have had and that for all his working life he was simply doing what he would have done had he been a rich man who didn’t have to work.”
The Queen’s racing adviser John Warren said he’d done a “magnificent” job managing the Royal Studs.
Mr Warren said: “He was deeply committed to the studs, the Queen and the Queen Mother.
“He was extraordinarily enthusiastic and got such a buzz out of all the royal winners.”
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Sir Michael is said to have been very close with both the Queen and the Queen Mother.
He has been described in tributes as “charming,” “amazing” and “the most lovely man”.