The Queen puts on a brave face as she returns to work after funeral of her husband Prince Philip

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The Queen has put on a brave face as she returned to work for the first time since her husband Prince Philip's funeral.

The 95 year old was seen via video from Windsor Castle as she carried out royal duties, welcoming dignitaries to Buckingham Palace.

She seemed in high spirits, beaming during the virtual audience to receive Her Excellency Ivita Burmistre, the Ambassador of Latvia.

During the meeting, she also received Her Excellency Sara Affoue Amani, the Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire.

The virtual audiences mark the first time The Queen has been seen since the heartbreaking images of her sat alone at the funeral of Prince Philip, who sadly died earlier this month.

Hearts around the globe were left shattered as the world watched The Queen sit on her own during her husband's service at St George's Chapel, which saw just 30 people in attendance.

On the day of the emotional funeral, body language expert Derek Heron gave OK! an insight into how Her Majesty was coping.

He said The Queen was, as would be expected, clearly "devastated", yet remained "composed" throughout.

Derek observed: "The Queen is devastated. Her head is down, she's avoiding the camera and everyone. She is covering her face by glancing downwards and using the brim of her hat as a cover."

But while her grief was obvious, The Queen kept herself together as she honoured her husband in the way he would have wanted.

Derek noted: "The Queen looks surprisingly composed. She's maintaining composure when she does lift her head."

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