- The Queen has returned to work just days after her husband Prince Philip died on Friday.
- The monarch spoke with the prime minister and hosted a retirement ceremony.
- The royals don’t usually undertake duties during mourning periods.
Queen Elizabeth II has returned to work during the royal family’s official mourning period, where all royal duties are expected to cease.
The Queen, 94, requested that the family observe two weeks of royal mourning after Prince Philip died on Friday, April 9, according to a Buckingham Palace press release detailing the duke’s funeral arrangements obtained by Insider.
Her Majesty and other members of the family are not expected to undertake official duties during this time.Nonetheless, the Queen has undertaken some duties in the days following her husband’s death.
The monarch had a phone call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday morning – the day after Philip died – Rebecca English, royal editor at the Daily Mail, reports.
-Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 12, 2021
The Queen traditionally holds an audience with the prime minister every week, and this is something that she has continued to do via telephone since the beginning of the UK’s first lockdown last year.
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On Tuesday the Queen undertook another engagement – a retirement ceremony for the former Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, the most senior officer at the royal household who stepped back from his role at the beginning…