Queen Elizabeth II carried out her first official assignment on Tuesday since the death of her husband Prince Philip on Friday, according to a report.
In a private ceremony at Windsor Castle, the Queen accepted a wand and official badge from Earl Peel as he retired as Lord Chamberlain, the BBC reported.
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The ceremony took place as the royal family continue their period of mourning over the death of 99-year-old Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The funeral of the late prince is scheduled for Saturday.
The Earl Peel, 73, announced his retirement plans last year, according to the BBC. His duties as Lord Chamberlain included planning royal ceremonies, according to the report.
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His replacement, former MI5 chief Andrew Parker, took up his new post just over a week before Prince Philip’s death, the BBC reported. MI5 is the UK’s homeland security service.
Plans for Prince Philip’s funeral have been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but are still in line with the prince’s wishes, according to Buckingham Palace, according to the report.
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