Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday carried out her first official responsibility since Friday’s loss of life of her husband, Prince Philip, in keeping with a report.
In a personal ceremony at Windsor Fort, the queen accepted a wand and formal insignia from the Earl Peel as he retired as Lord Chamberlain, the BBC reported.
The ceremony got here because the Royal Household continues its mourning interval following the loss of life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who was 99 years outdated. A funeral for the late prince is scheduled for Saturday.
The Earl Peel, 73, had introduced his retirement plans final 12 months, in keeping with the BBC. His duties as Lord Chamberlain included planning royal ceremonies, the report mentioned.
His substitute, former MI5 chief Andrew Parker, assumed his new duties somewhat greater than per week earlier than Prince Philip died, the BBC reported. The MI5 is the UK’s home safety service.
Plans for Prince Philip’s funeral have been scaled again due to the coronavirus pandemic however are nonetheless in step with the prince’s needs, in keeping with Buckingham Palace, the report mentioned.