By Monica Greep For Mailonline
Published: 16:07 BST, 22 May 2020 | Updated: 08:37 BST, 23 May 2020
The Queen's 'simple and solid' faith is the secret to her steadiness throughout the coronavirus crisis, a royal insider has claimed.
The Monarch, 94, is relying heavily on her religion to 'sustain her' throughout the global pandemic but is struggling to adapt to a new way of worship, the source told People magazine.
Her Majesty is currently residing at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, but misses the 'community feel' of going to church with friends and family.
The source said: 'Her Christian faith means so much to her, and those rituals of going to church on Sunday and praying in chapel are not happening.'
The Queen (pictured during her Easter address to the nation last month) has been using her 'simple and solid' faith to get through the coronavirus crisis, a source has claimed
The monarch is replying heavily on her religion to 'sustain her' throughout the global pandemic (she is pictured at Westminster Abbey, London, on Commonwealth Day earlier this year)
Buckingham Palace will be closed for the summer for what is believed to be the first time in 27 years, with events including Trooping the Colour and Her Majesty's garden parties cancelled.
It is believed to be the 94-year-old monarch's longest absence from her official duties in her 68 year reign, with her schedule not expected to resume until into the autumn at the earliest.
However despite missing the community spirit around her, the Queen is finding solace in walking her beloved dogs and riding her horses.
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said earlier this month she