Photograph of the late Prince Philip among bouquets near Windsor Castle, near London, UK. April 10, 2021 REUTERS / Andrew Boyers
The funeral of Prince Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99, will take place in the following Saturday at St George’s Chapel, near Windsor CastleBuckingham Palace was announced on Saturday. Harry’s presence was confirmed, but his wife Megan Markle would not be presentWho is pregnant.
A private ceremony will begin in 14:00 GMTwhen the nation will be asked to observe a minute of silence in honor of the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and will be televised.
This Saturday, the United Kingdom for the first time solemnly honored the memory of the figure of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, with 41 cannon shots, one per minute, in different parts of British geography.
From 12:00 local time (11:00 GMT) and up to 41 minutes later guns at military facilities in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast or Gibraltar, as well as from the destroyers HMS Diamond and HMS Montrose, they made shots that were offered live on television.
Although dozens of people gathered near one such place, such as the iconic Tower of London, the ceremony was held with great sobriety, after the government asked citizens to monitor volleys at home due to the pandemic.
Shortly before the cannon fire began, the Royal House circulated through its social media an excerpt from a speech by Elizabeth II (on the occasion of her golden anniversary) in 1997, in which she explained the importance of the Duke of Edinburgh in his life, accompanied by a photograph of both.
“He just has been my strength and support all these years and I and his whole family and this and many other countries we owe him more than he ever admits or whatever we will find out someday, ”he said.
After the death of Prince Philip in Windsor, near London, UK, several people laid flowers at Windsor Castle. April 10, 2021 REUTERS / Andrew Boyers
A good part of the British expressed deep sympathy and some took part in spontaneous actions in honor of the deceased, demonstrating the legitimacy of the British royal house, in part through the work of the deceased.
His role as a member of the royal family for decades contributed to the creation of the British monarchy. “maintained as an undeniably important institution for the balance and happiness of our national life“Said the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, in a speech outside his official residence on Downing Street.
The following Monday the Parliament of the United Kingdom was convened deputies and lords may pay tribute to the deceased. The leaders of Ireland and Northern Ireland also expressed their condolences, and Scotland announced the suspension of the May 6 parliamentary election campaign.
Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Felipe
“OUR DEAR UNCLE PHILIP”
In a love tone, the King of Spain in a telegram addressed to Queen Elizabeth called the deceased “our dear Uncle Philip“And handed over his”deepest condolences“On behalf of the government and the Spanish people as well as himintimacy and support“in these”such painful moments”, Informed sources of the Spanish Royal House.
Other European royal houses brought their pity to the British royal familyLike the Belgian kings, Felipe and Matilda noted the “great sadness” that caused them the news, while the kings of the Netherlands Guillermo Alejandro and Maxim emphasized their “bright individuality” and “unforgettable impression”.
Death of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband came at a particularly tender moment for the British monarchy, mainly because of an explosive interview recently offered by Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex Megan Markle in which they accused royal figures of racism.
The Dukes expressed their condolences in a short publication: the couple posted a message on the foundation’s website they created last year, “Archewell”which proclaimed: “Thank you for your service … you will be very bored“.
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