From the height of her 94 years, and despite the death of Prince Philip on April 9, Queen Elizabeth II is ready to continue her commitments. Indeed, the latter – although in the midst of mourning – even organized the retirement ceremony of former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel. However, her relatives want to make sure of one thing: that she is not alone during her next public appearances, reports the Daily Mail. Indeed, although accustomed to undertake its engagements alone, it will need support in this difficult period according to close sources.
Queen Elizabeth II had become accustomed to the absence of her husband during his travels since 2017. Prince Philip had, at that time, announced his retirement after 75 years of loyal service to his wife. He had retired to Norfolk where he longed for more peaceful days. But even before that, very independent, she had made several commitments without her husband.
Elizabeth II organizes the funeral of Prince Philip
The queen, who feels “a great void” since the death of her husband, actively prepares his funeral. For the event where the family will be reunited in almost all – Meghan Markle, pregnant with her second child, has not made the trip to the United States – the latter hopes for a peaceful atmosphere, far from the current controversies. For this, she notably made the choice to ban military uniforms in order to leave room for equality between all members of the royal family. And for good reason, only Harry and Andrew would not have been dressed in this way after having both renounced their royal engagements. Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor on April 17, in the strictest of privacy. The body of the deceased will be transported there aboard a hearse that he himself had chosen.
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