OREANDA-NEWS Queen Elizabeth II of Britain returned to her royal duties four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip. This information is reported by the newspaper The Guardian.

Elizabeth II took part in the ceremony marking the retirement of William Peel, who served as Lord Chamberlain - the highest one at the royal court. Peel was in charge of the management of the royal house. In this post he will be replaced by the former head of British intelligence MI5 Andrew Parker.

On April 9, Prince Philip died at the age of 99, two months before his centenary. After the death of the Queen's husband, an eight-day national mourning was declared in Great Britain. The funeral is scheduled for April 17th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are expected to pass without mass events.

The son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, said that his mother had a hard time taking the death of her husband. He noted that according to the British Queen, the death of her husband left a huge void in her life.