(London) Their son Andrew, two months after his 100th birthday, reported that Prince Philip’s death left a “big void” in the life of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, who is 73 years old, after the commemoration on Sunday.
He died “peacefully” on Friday in Windsor Castle, west London, the man who became the patriarch of the royal family, a man known for his strong personality and candor as well as his devotion to the Queen and the homeland.
Andrew said in an interview with British television after a Mass in Windsor that the Queen “described it as a great void in her life.”
Andrew, 61, who has not held a public office since 2019 due to his friendly relations with the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein, accused of trafficking in minors, added: “He was a wonderful man. I loved him as much as you love him as a father.”
Her brother Prince Edward, 57, described the “terrible shock” that the family was trying to “reconcile with.” The day before, the heir to the crown, Charles, 72, had said that his “dear father” “missed him so much”.
While the public has been urged not to gather due to the pandemic, people have been honored since the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, with gunfire firing across the UK on Saturday and minutes of silence in the stadiums.
Archbishop Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the Anglicans, called on Sunday to pray for the grieving royals during a memorial service at Canterbury Cathedral.
The prince’s funeral, which is taking place next Saturday, causes Prince Harry, exiled in the United States, to return to the United Kingdom since his resounding withdrawal from the royal family, which raises hopes for reconciliation with a family disputes erupted in broad daylight.
In the midst of a pandemic, only 30 people will attend the concert at Windsor Castle. The four children of Prince Philip and Elizabeth II (Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward), their spouses, and their children are expected to attend.
Lack of support
Harry will be from California. On the other hand, his wife Megan, 39, who is expecting her second child this summer, will stay in the United States. Buckingham Palace said her doctor advised her not to travel to the UK.
It’s a big comeback for Charles and Diana’s younger son after his shocking interview with his wife for Oprah Winfrey on March 7. He left the usual reserve to members of the British royal family, and accused “the company,” the monarchy title, of not being able to support his wife, when she mentioned her suicidal thoughts.
Harry and his wife, who is mixed-race, spoke of the racism of a member of the royal family who allegedly questioned the skin tone of their unborn child, making it clear to the camera that it was neither the Queen nor her husband.
Harry, 36, was also said to be “really disappointed” at the lack of support from his father, Prince Charles, and revealed he was distancing himself from his brother William.
Since retiring from the royal family over a year ago, Harry has never set foot in the UK again.
Samedi, Harry et William suivront à pied le cercueil de leur grand-père jusqu’à la chapelle St George du château de Windsor où aura lieu la cérémonie, rappelant les images des deux frèresemble der mortrière celui de leur mère Diana après 1997 In Paris.
“Both are fully aware of their common history and will undoubtedly remember the place their grandfather lived in their lives.” A source within the monarchy told the newspaper, “There is hope for an occasion like this when the brothers united in pain to take a new turn.” woman.
Harry, Duke of Sussex, will definitely use his time in the UK to spend time with his grandmother Elizabeth II, who turns 95 on April 21. In recent months, he has kept in touch with her. He would also find his father, who, he said, had stopped answering the phone for a while.
Tom Bauer, author of the biography of Prince Charles, said that for the tensions to subside, “it will be up to Harry.” the sun Sunday. “If he comes with a war stance affirming of his rights and free of any blame, he risks concluding a permanent divorce with his family.”