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World Queen resumes royal duties ahead of Prince Philip's funeral

01:55  14 april  2021
01:55  14 april  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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The Queen has conducted her first in-person royal duty since her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, died on Friday. The Royal Family is observing two weeks of mourning ahead of the duke' s funeral at Windsor on Saturday. A royal official said members of the family would continue "to undertake engagements appropriate to the circumstances". The Earl Peel announced he would retire as Lord Chamberlain last year, with his replacement Andrew Parker, a former MI5 chief, beginning in the role just over a week before Prince Philip died.

Although Philip will one day be buried with the Queen in the memorial chapel in Frogmore Gardens, his body will lie in the Royal Vault until the tragic day comes. His funeral will be different to any other royal 's after Covid made the family strip back all tradition. Just 30 guests will be in attendance and Prince William and Harry, who arrived back in the UK two days ago for the funeral , and other senior royals will follow the Land Rover on foot. A minute's silence will be held across the nation at 3pm to remember Philip ' s 70-plus years of service. Buckingham Palace will release full details of the service

Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties just days after the death of her husband Prince Philip.

British media had previously reported she was determined to keep pushing on with solo engagements, and was set return to royal duties at the end of next week – also a few days after her 95th birthday.

However, the Independent this morning reported that she already had taken up her duties, presiding over an official ceremony that saw Earl Peel stand down as Royal Chamberlain.

a person and a dog on a leash: Queen Elizabeth is set to resume royal duties not long after her husband's funeral. © UK Press via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth is set to resume royal duties not long after her husband's funeral.

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  Prince Philip Was Much More Than the Rigid Royal Enforcer The dysfunction at the heart of the British royal family has often been ascribed to the outsized role of its domineering patriarch, Prince Philip, who has died at age 99. At moments he was a tyrannical father and vengeful ex-father-in-law, whose child rearing was condemned by his own son. Philip rarely showed what might be called a soft side, at least in public—but he was absolutely dedicated to his wife in supporting her role as queen. AlthoughAt moments he was a tyrannical father and vengeful ex-father-in-law, whose child rearing was condemned by his own son. Philip rarely showed what might be called a soft side, at least in public—but he was absolutely dedicated to his wife in supporting her role as queen.

His funeral will be held at St George' s Chapel on Saturday - the same place where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married. Now it is understood that Her Majesty will resume duties just four days later, on April 22, according to the Evening Standard. And she is determined to get on with "as many royal duties as Harry is currently quarantining at Frogmore Cottage - the marital home he shared with Meghan in Windsor - ahead of the funeral on Saturday. Pregnant Meghan has remained in the US as she reportedly "didn't want to be the centre of attention". She has also chosen to stay in California with

Prince Philip will be laid to rest in a lead-lined English oak coffin made for him more than 30 years ago along with a matching casket for the Queen and the Royal Family will wear masks during the funeral , it was revealed today. The Prince of Wales and members of the royal family will take part in the procession on foot, immediately behind the duke's coffin, together with staff from Philip ' s household. The route of the procession will be lined by representatives drawn from the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Highlanders, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Air Force.

Senior members of the royal family are set to support her during some events, with Prince Charles due to join her for the traditional State Opening of Parliament.

With the royal family currently preparing for Prince Philip's funeral, Buckingham Palace is set to release more details about the funeral, including the guest list, in the next 48 hours.

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Renegade royal Prince Harry is set to be on that list, and is currently halfway through his quarantine at Princess Eugenie's house, Frogmore Cottage.

Only 30 people are set to attend the funeral, which will comply with UK social distancing, and even the Queen wearing a facemask.

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Prince Philip was surprisingly stylish .
In recent times, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh backed further and further away from the public eye - but in his hey-day, the husband of Queen Elizabeth the II was a natural in front of the camera. In his final years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh backed further and further away from the public eye - but in his hey-day, the husband of Queen Elizabeth the II was a n His death on April 9 2021, aged 99 was saddening for royal fans around the world, but in the midst of mourning, many found every reason to celebrate the vibrant, colourful parts of Philip's long life.

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