The Queen is set to be joined by senior members of The Royal Family when she resumes engagements following the death of her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh. It is reported that Her Majesty will resume engagements on 22nd April, the day official mourning for Prince Philip ends and the day after The Queen’s 95th birthday.
In a report in the Daily Mail , it is said that senior royal aides are keen for The Queen to be accompanied by another senior member of The Royal Family. Though The Queen attended engagements on her own following Prince Philip’s retirement in 2017, it is understood there are fresh efforts to ensure she has full support going forward.
If this is the case, it means we could see the likes of The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne and The Earl and Countess of Wessex accompanying The Queen on various engagements.
The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday 9th April at Windsor Castle at the age of 99. An emotional tribute to The Queen’s “strength and stay” was posted on Saturday across The Royal Family’s social media pages.
Prince Philip’s funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel on Saturday 17th April. Instead of the planned 800 guests, only 30 members of family will be able to attend the service owing to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions.
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