Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, four days after the death of her husband, Duke Philip of Edinburgh, returned to her royal duties. This was announced on Tuesday, April 13, by the Daily Star.
“The return to duty shortly after the death of Prince Philip epitomizes the Queen’s deep sense of duty and service to the country,” writes journalist Emma Parker.
It is noted that on the eve of Elizabeth II had already held a ceremony of resignation of the ex-Lord Chamberlain Earl of Peel. He was supposed to leave office at the end of 2020, however, the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. His responsibilities included the economic activities of the royal court. He held this post for 14 years.
The publication also emphasizes that this weekend it became known that the royal family will observe royal mourning for two weeks, and family members will continue to perform their duties.
Prince Philip passed away on April 9 at the age of 99. In two months he was supposed to be 100 years old. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been married for over 70 years and have four children.
On April 11, the son of the royal couple, the Duke of York Andrew, announced that the death of Prince Philip “left a void” in the life of Elizabeth II.
According to The Sun, shortly before his death, Prince Philip asked his eldest son, Prince Charles, to take care of his mother and lead the royal family.
The funeral of Prince Philip will be held on April 17 .. Modest ceremonies are expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all the wishes of Prince Philip, voiced during his lifetime, will be taken into account. Public access will be prohibited, everyone will be able to see the service on television.