The Queen returns to royal duties after Prince Philip’s death


The Queen has returned to royal duties four days after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The monarch held her first in-person event since Prince Philip’s death, hosting an audience with the Earl Peel as he formally stood down as Lord Chamberlain on Tuesday.

Prince Andrew said at the weekend that the family “are rallying round to make sure that we’re there to support her”.

The monarchy and the royal households are observing two weeks of mourning but members of the family will continue “to undertake engagements appropriate to the circumstances”, a royal official said.

New Prince Philip TV funeral promo
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Watch and follow live coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral service on Sky News from 2pm on Saturday

Prince Philip’s funeral takes place on Saturday in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Coronavirus measures mean only 30 people will be allowed to attend. Around 800 people were set to be invited under planning that took place before the pandemic.

The duke’s coffin will be carried to the chapel on a specially modified Land Rover, which he helped to design

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