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What Queen Elizabeth is doing now after Prince Philip’s death

Prince Philip passed away late last week. So what is the queen doing now?

A shop displays a triptych of photos of Prince Philip in Windsor, England, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9 aged 99. His funeral service will take place on Saturday at Windsor Castle.
A shop displays a triptych of photos of Prince Philip in Windsor, England, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9 aged 99. His funeral service will take place on Saturday at Windsor Castle.
Alastair Grant, Associated Press

Queen Elizabeth II has officially held her first public engagement since the death of her husband, Prince Phillip, who died late last week at age 99.

What is Queen Elizabeth doing now?

Queen Elizabeth recently held a ceremony on Tuesday at Windsor Castle in England to honor Earl Peel, who recently left his position as the Lord Chamberlain, according to CNN.

  • The position — which is held in the Lord Chamberlain’s office — organized events like garden parties for the queen. The office also manages reopening of the British Parliament, according to CNN.
  • “The Earl Peel had an audience of The Queen today, delivered up his Wand and Insignia of Office as Lord Chamberlain and the Badge of Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Lord Chamberlain, when Her Majesty invested him with the Royal Victorian Chain,” according to the Court Circular, a list of royal family events, CNN reports.

When is Prince Philip’s funeral?

The queen’s next public appearance may not be until Saturday for Prince Philip’s funeral. The funeral is set to be held Saturday at the St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, according to Buckingham Palace.

About 30 family members will be in attendance for the funeral, according to BBC News. The event will follow COVID-19 health protocols, including face masks and social distancing.

Prince Harry is expected to make the trip to the funeral. But Meghan Markle won’t attend with him after health officials said she shouldn’t travel due to her pregnancy, according to BuzzFeed News. This means Markle will remain stateside during the funeral as she and Prince Harry live in Montecito, California, as I explained for the Deseret News.