In an event to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth returned to royal duties on Tuesday, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, according to PA Media.
According to the study, the queen hosted a ceremony as Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel stood down. Philip, who had been by the queen’s side during her 69-year reign, died on Friday at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle.
On Saturday, he will be laid to rest. In 1947, the Duke of Edinburgh married Elizabeth, as he was formally called.
The queen has limited her official engagements in recent years and delegated certain royal responsibilities and patronages to Prince Charles, his son William, and other senior royals.
However, she continues to perform the most ceremonial royal roles, such as opening parliament.
Prince Andrew, the queen’s son, said on Sunday that his mother was stoic in the face of a tragedy she described as “having left a massive hole in her life.”
Despite the void left by Philip’s death in her life, aides and royal observers have long predicted that the queen, who is the world’s oldest and longest-reigning living monarch, will not abdicate the throne to her son and heir Prince Charles.