The Queen to begin eight days of mourning following death of Prince Philip

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The Royal family announced earlier today that His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty the Queen is expected to enter a period of mourning for eight days following her husband’s demise.

The Duke, who was 99, was hospitalised just a few weeks ago for two weeks. It’s thought that he had requested a “no fuss” funeral, and that plans are already more of less in place for this to take place. Details may emerge at a later date, taking into account the current funeral restrictions in place due to the pandemic. There will be a limit of 30 people at a funeral coming into place on 12th April.

Tributes from many have been seen on socials for the Duke, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson leading them. Many have spoken of the dedication he has shown to a life of public service and for his steadfast and unwavering support he has show towards his wife, the Queen, and to the monarchy.

During the eight-day mourning period, no law will receive the Royal ascent.

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