Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday implemented her first legit accountability since Friday’s demise of her husband, Prince Philip, in accordance with a characterize.
In a non-public ceremony at Windsor Citadel, the queen accredited a wand and formal insignia from the Earl Peel as he retired as Lord Chamberlain, the BBC reported.
The ceremony came as the Royal Family continues its mourning interval following the demise of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who used to be 99 years outdated. A funeral for the slack prince is scheduled for Saturday.
The Earl Peel, 73, had launched his retirement plans remaining year, in accordance with the BBC. His tasks as Lord Chamberlain integrated planning royal ceremonies, the characterize acknowledged.
His replacement, aged MI5 chief Andrew Parker, assumed his contemporary tasks a bit extra than a week forward of Prince Philip died, the BBC reported. The MI5 is the UK’s domestic safety carrier.
Plans for Prince Philip’s funeral delight in been scaled assist thanks to the coronavirus pandemic but are still in line with the prince’s needs, in accordance with Buckingham Palace, the characterize acknowledged.