Udayavni Special

Queen resumes royal duties virtually after mourning period for husband


PTI, Apr 27, 2021, 7:50 PM IST

London: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday resumed royal duties following a mourning period for her late husband, Prince Philip, who passed away earlier this month.

The 95-year-old monarch was photographed while conducted virtual “audiences” with the ambassadors of Latvia and Ivory Coast, who were at Buckingham Palace in London while she was at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, south-east England.

These formal audiences involve the presentation of credentials before new diplomats take over official duties as ambassadors.

Ivita Burmistre, the ambassador from Latvia, presented her Letters of Credence to the Queen, as did Sara Affoue Amani, the Ivory Coast ambassador.

The photographs showed the Queen dressed in a pale blue floral dress and no longer wearing black, after two weeks of royal court mourning ended last Friday.

While in mourning, the Queen has continued to carry out duties including four days after Prince Philip’s death on April 9 during an audience and investiture with Earl Peel, who was relinquishing his role as Lord Chamberlain, and a day later she welcomed her new Lord Chamberlain, Baron Andrew Parker.

But her latest virtual engagement is the first formal resumption of duties since the late Duke of Edinburgh’s royal ceremonial funeral at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on April 17.

To mark her 95th birthday on April 21 she released a message thanking well-wishers for their support and tributes to her husband of 73 years as she reflected on a “period of great sadness”.

“We have been deeply touched and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life,” she said, on behalf of the royal family.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 was laid to rest in a Covid-compliant ceremony, with only 30 guests and social distance measures in place.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

No weekend Curfew in DK; lockdown-like restrictions remain

EC to set up ‘core committee’ to identify shortcomings during recently-held assembly polls

Task Force set up to oversee preparation for probable third wave of COVID-19: BSY

COVID-19: Karnataka reports 35,297 new cases, 344 deaths

Beltangady: Six arrested for illegal sand mining at Netravati

Gap between two doses of Covishield extended from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks: Govt

NHRC issues notices to Centre, UP & Bihar over bodies found floating in Ganga



Related Articles More

Nowhere to run: Fear in Gaza grows amid conflict with Israel

1 Swiss, 1 American die on Everest in year’s 1st casualties

57 US Congressmen urge Biden to bolster COVID-19 assistance to India

Two planes collide midair above Denver, no one injured

We stand with Gaza, we stand with Palestine: Pak PM Imran Khan

MUST WATCH

Covid Impact on the Sandalwood Industry

ರಾಬರ್ಟ್ ಚಿತ್ರ Tonic ಆಯ್ತು

Groom Plays The Band At His Own Wedding

Outrage at Dictatorial Attitude: Mass Resignation from Doctors in Unnao

BMTC launches Oxygen Bus Service

Latest Additions

No weekend Curfew in DK; lockdown-like restrictions remain

EC to set up ‘core committee’ to identify shortcomings during recently-held assembly polls

Task Force set up to oversee preparation for probable third wave of COVID-19: BSY

COVID-19: Karnataka reports 35,297 new cases, 344 deaths

Beltangady: Six arrested for illegal sand mining at Netravati

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.