PA Media reported that Queen Elizabeth of Britain returned to royal duty four days after the death of her husband Prince Philip after the retirement of PA Media, the senior most official in her household.
The report said the queen hosted a ceremony where Earl Peel stepped in as Lord Chamberlain, the report states.
Philip, who was in favor of the queen during her 69-year reign, died Friday at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle. He will be cremated on Saturday.
The Duke of Edinburgh, as she was officially known, married Elizabeth in 1947.
In recent years, the queen has reduced her official engagements and passed many royal duties and protections to Prince Charles, her son William, and other senior royals. But she still performs the most symbolic royal duties, such as the opening of the Parliament.
The queen’s son, Prince Andrew, said on Sunday that the queen was suffering as a loss, which she had “left a huge void in her life.”
Despite a hole in his life after Philip’s death, allies and royal experts have long stated that it would not give birth to the queen, the world’s oldest and longest-reigning emperor, his son and heir prince. Will abdicate the throne in favor of Charles.
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