By Emma Dooney
The Queen is set to begin eight days of mourning following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
- The Queen will commence an eight-day mourning period following the tragic news that Prince Philip has died aged 99.
- Her Majesty will halt all royal duties during this difficult time.
- In other royal news, Kate Middleton's sweet words about the first time she met Prince William have resurfaced.
The Queen will retreat from all royal business following the death of Prince Philip, to whom she was married for over 70 years.
Her Majesty will enter an official mourning period of eight days, which will allow her to grieve her late husband in private without the pressure of work commitments. She will not be given any new bills to approve into legislation and all state affairs will be paused in respect of her loss. If needed, someone will be appointed to stand in her place during this difficult time.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPnApril 9, 2021
The date of the funeral, which is predicted to be a military-style event on Prince Philip's request, has yet to be confirmed. It is likely the Queen will mourn privately following the funeral amongst other members of the Royal Family, who will also enter a grieving period.
Prince Philip was confirmed to have died by Buckingham Palace this morning at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh had suffered from poor health before his death, having been hospitalized for an undisclosed illness for a month last February.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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