The queen could resume her royal duties in two weeks.
She is expected to attend the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday, May 11th, with Prince Charles by her side.
After Prince Philip’s death at the age of 99 was announced on Friday, the Queen entered a period of mourning where public appearances will be canceled for a two-week mourning period. No laws can be enacted or public commitments are carried out during this time.
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The official mourning period then ends on April 22nd – one day after her 95th birthday – and the Queen is expected to be back in public service next month.
It is reported that a family member will work out a plan to ensure they have support at future events.
There has always been a long-term plan – with the monarch’s platinum anniversary in 2022 and beyond – in mind to ensure the queen has a member of her family with her on major public outings.
The May bank holiday weekend will be postponed to Thursday June 2nd next year. An additional day off is planned for Friday 3 June to mark Her Majesty’s 70th anniversary – the first time a British monarch has reached such a historic milestone.
The queen is always accompanied by one of her private secretaries and waiting ladies, who can often be seen in the background collecting flowers and gifts.
Now senior members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Catherine, are expected to play a more supportive role.
Other family members have given their own honors, but the Queen is not expected to be seen in public until Saturday’s funeral day.
Under normal circumstances there would be more than 800 guests from around the world. However, due to the coronavirus regulations, only 30 people and the clergy involved in the service can participate.
The heavily pregnant Meghan Markle will not be present because she will not be arriving from America after medical advice.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already ruled out attending the funeral earlier to allow more family members to attend.
The ceremony will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.