The nation mourns, but it must return to work: Queen Elizabeth with a full calendar of commitments

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is returning to regular duties after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, and attended the retirement ceremony of the royal family’s oldest member of staff, Reuters reported.

The queen was the hostess of the retirement ceremony of the first man of the court service, who leads the duties of the royal family and the palace and traditionally holds the title of count retiree, and then receives the title of lord.

Prince Philip, who was with the Queen during her 69-year reign, died Friday at Windsor Castle at the age of 99. His funeral will be held on Saturday.

In recent years, the Queen has reduced her official engagements and transferred many royal duties to senior members of the royal family, but has continued to perform symbolic royal duties, such as the opening of parliament.

Those familiar with the events in the British court believe that the great emptiness, which remains in the life of the Queen after the death of her husband, will not affect the longest-lived queen in the world to abdicate the throne and leave it to her son, Prince Charles.

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