Queen Elizabeth carries out first duty since Prince Philip’s death: report
Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday carried out her first official duty since Friday’s death of her husband, Prince Philip, according to a report.
In a private ceremony at Windsor Castle, the queen accepted a wand and formal insignia from the Earl Peel as he retired as Lord Chamberlain, the BBC reported.
The ceremony came as the Royal Family continues its mourning period following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who was 99 years old. A funeral for the late prince is scheduled for Saturday.
The Earl Peel, 73, had announced his retirement plans last year, according to the BBC. His duties as Lord Chamberlain included planning royal ceremonies, the report said.