Queen Elizabeth II has retired senior court officials. In doing so, she demonstrated her sense of duty, in fact the royal family wanted to celebrate a two-week period of mourning.
A few days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, the British Queen Elizabeth II (94) suddenly resumed her royal duties. British media reported on Wednesday that the Queen had called the chief court official, the so-called Lord Chamberlain, after he had retired.
Philip died on Friday at the age of 99 (Read the obituary here), He will be buried on the Sabbath. At the end of the week, the palace announced that the Queen and the royal family would hold a two-week period of mourning. However, it was said that members of the royal family “will continue to make commitments according to circumstances.”
Burial with mask requirements
Lord Chamberlain is the most important official in the royal court. He oversees CEO appointments and takes care of the channels of communication between the Queen and the House of Lords, as well as between Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, Prince Charles’ residence. Most recently, William Bell held the position – and retired on April 1 after 14 years in the position. He was succeeded by former spy Andrew Parker, Baron von Menesmeier, who was a former head of MI5. According to a report from the palace, the Queen received the insignia of the position from Lord Bell at a ceremony at Windsor Castle.
The funeral is scheduled to take place next Saturday in a small circle only due to Corona regulations. Only 30 people are allowed to participate. You should keep your distance from wearing a mouth and nose shield. Family members are expected to be nearly present. British media reported that longtime private secretary Archie Miller Bakewell was the only non-royal Phillips in attendance. Media reported that he was staying at Windsor Castle during the pandemic, so he may be the only person qualified to sit next to the Queen.