The Queen leaves London for Windsor with her dogs to start early Easter break

By Heather Cichowski, with files from Zach Harper

The Queen has officially left London for Windsor as she and other royals made changes to their schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty is starting her Easter break a week earlier than usual, and she's been reunited with Prince Philip, too!

Photos of the monarch from March 19 show her departing Buckingham Palace via car, accompanied by one of her beloved dogs. She is dressed more casually in a soft blue cardigan and navy vest with no hat, and she looks out the car window.

The images show the adorable pooch, who appears to be one of her dorgis, gazing out the window, too. The Queen has two dorgis, Candy and Vulcan. They are a cross between corgis and dachshunds.

Philip was flown by helicopter from Wood Farm in Sandringham to Windsor, according to HELLO! UK. The couple are likely very happy to see each other again, especially since the Duke of Edinburgh spent part of December in the hospital. He was discharged just in time for Christmas.

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Earlier in the week, Buckingham Palace announced that due to COVID-19, multiple changes would be made to Her Majesty's calendar. On March 16, it was reported the Queen would be moved to Windsor Castle a week earlier than her traditional Easter schedule.

Prior to her departure, the 93-year-old held an audience with the incoming and outgoing Commanding Officers of the HMS Queen Elizabeth on March 18. Her weekly audience with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was done by phone.

Kate showed the Queen and William her Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. Photo: © GEOFF PUGH/AFP via Getty Images

She also received Scottish Communications Secretary Louise Tait, who was relinquishing her title,later in the afternoon of March 18.

The previous day, the Queen held an audience with Bishop of Hereford, the Right Reverend Richard Jackson, and they were joined by the Bishop of Carlisle (Clerk of the Closet).

Despite going to Windsor, the Queen will not attend Maundy Thursday service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 9.

Many of her major garden parties were also cancelled this year. Three garden parties she hosts annually at Buckingham Palace have also been nixed, along with with two others in benefit of the Not Forgotten Association and the National Trust.

Similarly, the 2020 Chelsea Flower show, one of the Queen's favourite events, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cambridges stepped out for Charlotte's very first day of school at Thomas's Battersea on Sept. 5, 2019. Photo: © WPA Pool/Getty Images

Royals around the world have had their schedules changed in light of COVID-19 and social distancing. Thomas's Battersea, the London school where Prince George and Princess Charlotte go, is closing.

Prince William and Duchess Kate's two eldest children will transition to home-schooling via "remote learning" at Kensington Palace as of March 20.

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