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Watch: Prince Philip: The Queen returns to royal duties after Duke of Edinburgh's death
Senior members of the Royal Family will appear with the Queen at engagements as they seek to support her in the wake of Prince Philip's death.
According to the Daily Mail, officials and family members have "long had an eye" on supporting the monarch more in her public role and it "seems sensible to start employing this now".
Prince Philip retired from his public duties in August 2017, having carried out tens of thousands of engagements since his wife became Queen.
It has not been unusual to see members of the family alongside their mother or grandmother as she carries out engagements.
It's been suggested she will be seen more frequently with her daughter Princess Anne, her sons Prince Charles and Prince Edward and her daughter-in-laws Camilla and Sophie.
She may also carry out more work with Prince William and Kate. The Duke of Cambridge is the only grandchild of the Queen who carries out royal duties since Prince Harry and Meghan stepped back.
Prince Charles and Camilla
Prince Charles's role alongside his mother has been growing for several years as she scales back the amount of work she does.
She stopped flying abroad in 2015, but Charles and his wife Camilla continue trips to other countries in her name.
At key events like Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, it is Charles who lays the wreath on his mother's behalf.
The Queen and Charles have become closer over the years, and were photographed on a walk together over the Easter weekend.
And while Philip was in hospital in February and March 2021, Charles was his only visitor, likely to have relayed how his father was doing to his mother.
The Prince of Wales has been said to have been taking on more responsibility within the family too, and that will continue now the Duke of Edinburgh has died.
During the pandemic, as the royals switched to virtual engagements, Camilla even appeared alongside the Queen on one video call, showing a growing relationship.
The Queen greeted her daughter-in-law with a cheery "Hello Camilla!" to which the duchess replied "Good morning. How are you?" as they spoke to volunteers in March.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will likely continue to be the first port of call for foreign trips over the next few months as restrictions ease.
The only daughter of the Queen and the duke, Princess Anne is already known for her work ethic.
In fact she was the first royal seen out and about back at work after Prince Philip's death, visiting a sailing club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight just five days later.
The Queen has also carried out a virtual engagement with Anne during the coronavirus pandemic.
She is likely to continue to rely on Anne to carry out the high number of trips she does every year.
Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex
Even before the Duke of Edinburgh's death there was an increasingly public role for the Countess of Wessex, who the Queen is understood to be very close to.
The two women reportedly enjoy film afternoons together on Saturdays, and the countess has been stepping up her royal work throughout the pandemic.
It was thought she would be seen more in the absence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who stepped back from their duties in March 2020.
Prince Edward is already looking after his father's beloved Duke of Edinburgh awards, which Philip was passionate about.
His wife is seen more often on the Royal Family's social media than he is, but with an important legacy of his father's in his gift, Edward may find himself compared more to the late duke.
He is also to inherit the title of the Duke of Edinburgh – but not before the Queen dies.
At the moment, the title is with his older brother Prince Charles, as it was hereditary, but when the Queen dies it will merge with the crown.
Charles will then recreate it and bestow it on his youngest brother, making Sophie the Duchess of Edinburgh.
Prince William and Kate
In various stages of lockdown easing, it has been the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who have been seen first in public, because as the youngest working royals they were least vulnerable to coronavirus.
It was Prince William who accompanied his grandmother to Porton Down in Salisbury last year when she carried out an in-person engagement after several months inside Windsor Castle.
She may continue to turn to the two of them as the younger faces in the Royal Family.
Prince William and Kate have the added advantage of enjoying high levels of popularity, with William frequently second to the Queen in polls by YouGov.
The duke and duchess had been ready to step up engagements after the decision by Harry and Meghan to step back and move to the US.
They will want to ensure they can continue to be hands-on parents to their three children, princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.
It is rare to see the duchess accompany the Queen to engagements, but Her Majesty might choose her more often as restrictions begin to ease.
Although the Queen is in a period of mourning, she has still carried out an engagement of her own, and even sent a message to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines following a series of eruptions of the Caribbean nation’s La Soufriere volcano.
She carried out a ceremony to mark the retirement of Earl Peel, her former Lord Chamberlain, who retired earlier this month after 14 years in the role.
She also then sent a message to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines that said she was "saddened by the destruction and major disruption caused by volcanic eruptions in recent days".
It's the type of message she would usually send as being on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh as well as herself, but is the first one to be shared following his death.
It's understood she encouraged Princess Anne to visit Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Wednesday to carry out a pre-scheduled engagement.
The two women were said to be in agreement that it was what the duke would have wanted.
It could indicate the Queen will not wish to reduce her activities too much following the death of her husband, who was known for his commitment to duty.