Royal Family News: Queen Elizabeth Photographed Back At Work At Windsor Castle
British royal family news shows that Queen Elizabeth had her first photographed engagement today following the death of her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The official mourning period is over and she was clad in a pale blue floral dress with pearls around her neck.
The occasion was a virtual audience to receive Her Excellency Ivita Burmistre, the Ambassador of Latvia, and Her Excellency Sara Affoue Amani, the Ambassador of Cote d’Ivoire. The dignitaries were at Buckingham Palace while Her Majesty conducted the meeting at Windsor Castle.
Royal Family News – Queen Elizabeth Is Back At Work
Today’s virtual event comes 10 days after the funeral of Philip, who died at the age of 99 earlier this month at Windsor Castle.
It is not the first time she has been back to work since his death but it is the first time she has been photographed at work. She returned to royal duties four days after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 9 when she attended the retirement ceremony for the former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel.
Her second official engagement involved welcoming her new Lord Chamberlain to his post.
Earl Peel had been a key royal aide for 14 years and as the Lord Chamberlain, he was the most senior officer role in the royal household.
He managed the arrangements for the duke’s funeral and has been replaced by former MI5 spy chief Baron Parker.
Royal Family News – Queen Elizabeth Is Back To Work
Today the Queen was not dressed in her prior black mourning outfit. Instead, she had on a pretty pale blue floral dress. Her dress was covered in purple, white, and yellow flowers, and she accessorized it with a three-string pearl necklace and a diamond brooch.
The official royal mourning period came to an end on Friday, April 23 indicating that the Windsors will be back to work full-time.
On April 17 the queen said her final goodbye to her husband of 73 years at a socially distanced funeral service in St. George’s Chapel. Due to COVID rules, only 30 attendees were present and the Queen sat alone.
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Royal Family News – Prince Philip Passed Away This Month
Just 12 days after Philip’s death the Queen turned 95. At that time she released a message thanking well-wishers for their tremendous tributes to Philip and said that she and her family were in a “period of great sadness,” but appreciated their outpouring of support.
“We have been deeply touched and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”
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