D.The day after Prince Philip’s death he was touched by the sympathy of the British royal family. The heir to the throne, Prince Charles, 72, stepped in front of the cameras on Saturday evening and thanked the Royals on behalf of the Royals. “I think my dear Papa is a very special person, overwhelmed above all by the reaction and the things that are said about him,” Charles said. The family is “deeply grateful” for this. He missed his father “wonderfully”, the heir to the throne said.
According to the palace, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, who died at the age of 99 on Friday, will take place next Saturday (April 17). A palace spokesman said Prince Harry, 36, would return from the United States. His pregnant wife, Duchess Megan, 39, was advised against the trip by her doctor.
The festival will be greatly reduced by the corona epidemic. Only 30 mourners are allowed to participate. Government seat Downing Street reported Saturday evening that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had ruled out attending in support of family members. There should be no public procession. Instead, the coffin of Phillips is to be driven to the church in a specially embraced Land Rover within the castle walls, followed by a small mourning ceremony with Prince Charles and other family members.
The final service is broadcast live
The funeral will be televised live, the spokesman continued. A nationwide minute service is scheduled to begin at 4 pm (CEST) at St George’s Chapel on Windsor Castle Grounds.
Meanwhile, more and more members of the British royal family came to Windsor Castle to pay their respects to the Queen. Her daughter-in-law Countess Sophie spoke Saturday about the Queen’s reaction to her husband’s death. The 56-year-old told reporters with tears in her eyes as she and her husband Prince Edward Windsor left Castle.
Youngest son of Queen Edward and Prince Phillips. He is expected to receive the title of Duke of Edinburgh from his father. According to the BBC, Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, had already rushed to his mother in Windsor, where he expressed “deep sorrow” over the death of her “beloved husband”.
The Queen and Prince Philip have been married for 73 years. She always praised him as “my strength and support”. Speaking about the 1997 Golden Wedding Anniversary, he said, “I and his entire family, this country and many other countries, owe him more than he admits or we can suspect.” In one of the BBC specials Charles, his father, said that I should be remembered not only as the Queen’s friend, but also as my own personality.
Last salute with artillery fire and sea of flowers
The British media had speculated even before announcing that Prince Harry would travel from the United States to the memorial service. He may be exempt from segregation rules for passengers. However, it is not clear whether the Royals will use the opportunity for a reconciliation, as the British media has speculated. Harry left especially with his brother Prince William and his father Charles. At the heart of the dispute are allegations that Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Megan, did not consider the couple and even racist comments within the family. Megan has somewhat African American roots.
The Armed Forces paid their final respects to former Navy officer Philip on Saturday with 41 gun salutes. Canon thunder could be heard in the afternoon in all parts of the United Kingdom and in Gibraltar. Tower in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and others in Belfast. Many warships fired artillery shots in the high seas. Portraits of Phillips were displayed on several billboards, including the Piccadilly Circus in London. Flags across the country were half-waved.
Despite requests from the palace not to do so, many laid flowers at palaces in London, Windsor and elsewhere on Saturday. Windsor Castle Park Administration Spokesman B.A. He told the UK News Agency that the flowers would be “respectfully” removed and moved into the palace grounds.
Due to the corona epidemic, the palace and the government on Friday called on people not to leave their homes. Instead of putting flowers, people should donate to charities, so leave a call. A condolence message, traditionally attached to the fence of Buckingham Palace when important royals die, was removed shortly after Friday to avoid mourning.
On the recommendation of the British Football Association, a one-minute silence was observed at all football matches on Saturday, and a two-minute silence was planned for the Grand National Horse Racing. The election campaign for the local elections in May has been suspended until next Saturday.