LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II returned to her royal duties four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
The 94-year-old British monarch was present at the retirement ceremony of a high-ranking royal official on Tuesday, according to the court circular, the official record of the royal engagement.
The royal family has been mourning for two weeks for Philip, who died on Friday at the age of 99. The palace said members of the royal family would “take care of the situation” during the mourning period.
The Queen was present at the ceremony of Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel at Windsor Castle, who has retired as the highest official of the royal house. He oversaw the funeral of Prince Philip, known as the Duke of Edinburgh, until he was handed over to his successor days before the duke’s death.
Philip will be buried Saturday at Windsor Castle, and attendance will be limited to 30 due to coronavirus restrictions.
The funeral procession will be attended by women of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army և Royal Air Force և women, and Philip’s coffin will be moved to the specially adapted Land Rover Fortress at St. George’s Chapel, which he designed himself.