Next Tuesday, March 29, the royal family of England will meet at Westminster Abbey for a message in tribute to Prince Philip. Many foreign monarchs will be present, including a fallen member of the Clan Windsor.
It has been nearly a year since Queen Elizabeth II was widowed. On April 9, it will be a year since her husband, prince philip, died at the age of 99. If the whole of the British royal family has taken care to pay tribute to him, it will have taken time to His Majesty to break the silence. After several months of timidly evoking the memory of her husband, Queen Elizabeth paid him a moving tribute on December 25 in her Christmas speech.
“Although this is a time of joy for many people, Christmas can be especially cruel when you lose a loved one. And this year in particular I understand why. Since the death of my late Philip I have taken great comfort from the expressions of affection shown to me. His sense of service, his intellectual curiosity and his ability to find reasons to rejoice in any situation were irrepressible. His mischievous gaze was present until the end of his life. But life, of course, ends one day and although we miss him so much, I know that he would have liked us to spend holidays all together, reunited, and very warm”, said Her Majesty on British television in her traditional speech.
The return of Prince Andrew
Also, the mother of prince Charles has taken many decisions to honor the memory of her husband. Already, she has decided to live in Windsor until the end of her days. A way for her to be present in the “final resting place of the man of her life”, as he died at Windsor Castle and his coffin rests in the crypt of St George’s Chapel. And next Tuesday, March 29, a mass in homage to the late duke of edinburgh will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey. Many members of the British crown will obviously be present. Unfortunately, it is rumored that Queen Elizabeth II cannot make the trip because of his health.
As reported by Russell Myers, the editor of the Mirrorthe presence of the widow is for the moment “in discussion”. Also, Prince Harry will not make the trip. On the other hand, the British will find prince andrew. After being stripped of his military titles because of his involvement in the Epstein affair, the father of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will his very first public appearance. As reported by Sun, other monarchs will be present, such as King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. An official event, which promises to be heartbreaking.