The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II’s late husband, Prince Philip, who died on Friday at the age of 99 to me Former British Prime Minister John Major is a good opportunity for the royal family to end the endless quarrels and twists. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, expressed a similar view.
John Major, who served as UK Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997, hopes the funeral ceremonies will ease any tensions between Prince Harry and Prince William. According to British media, the couple has not spoken for several months.
Together, they mourn the death of their grandfather. “I think it’s an ideal opportunity,” Major told British reporters. Station BBC. It was also mentioned to Her Majesty Elizabeth II. After the death of her husband, she needs time to mourn. The former prime minister stated that the Duke of Edinburgh “will remain in her memory” who will always “hear his voice”.
After Princess Diana’s death, John Major became guardian of the two princes in 1997 – and was formally responsible for their legal and administrative affairs.
According to Buckingham Palace, Prince Philip’s farewell will take place next Saturday. The ceremonial funeral will take place in a close family circle and without public access. However, it will be broadcast live on TV.
According to British media, the funeral will be attended by the grandson of the late Prince Harry, who is based in Los Angeles. However, it was not immediately clear when he would arrive in Britain. But his pregnant wife Megan will remain in the United States on the advice of her doctor.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not arrive at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. He expressed his solidarity with the royal family, preferred the relatives of the deceased and allowed the largest possible number of family members to bid farewell to the prince for the last time.
The number of mourners will be limited to thirty people, in response to the established anti-Coronavirus measures. Every member of the royal family, including the Queen herself, is also expected to wear protective gear during the funeral service.
Britain has entered a state of official mourning since Saturday, and it will last for eight days. A memorial service during Prince Philip’s reign was held today at Canterbury Cathedral. The Mass was presided over by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who will also celebrate the prince’s funeral next Saturday. During the service, Welby said that “for the royal family, as for all others, there are no words that can express the depth of grief the death of Prince Philip caused.”
He also devoted his prayers to those to whom the death of the Duke of Edinburgh had caused a “deep blow”. According to American media, similar church celebrations have been held across the country. In Windsor and other royal palaces, people continue to place flowers in memory of the dead.
Prince Charles said, “My dear father was a very special man, and he would have been especially surprised by the reactions and touches of the things that were said about him, and from this point of view, we, my family, are very grateful for all this” Saturday. He also added that over the past seventy years, his father has rendered a very remarkable worship service to Elizabeth II, the royal family, and the entire community.
“It’s a huge loss. The second son of the royal couple, Prince Andrew, who resigned from his royal duties in 2019 after serving today,” said I think I’d say we nearly lost the nation’s grandfather. awesome man “.
According to Andrew, the entire royal family has gathered around his 94-year-old mother. He added that the Queen bears the loss that “left a great void in her life” with great dignity.