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Prince Philip: Queen Elizabeth to enter eight days of mourning

Queen Elizabeth II will go into an eight-day period of mourning following the death of her husband Prince Philip, Evening Standard reports.

The death of the Duke of Edinburgh was announced on Friday in a statement issued by Buckingham Palace.

Prince Philip died at the age of 99 after a period of illness that saw him get hospitalised in March 2021.

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In the next month, the royal family will enter a period of mourning while a ceremonial funeral is arranged and a burial.

In a break with tradition, there may not be a lying in state for the Duke of Edinburgh.

During a royal lying in state, the coffin is draped in a royal flag, usually a personal standard, and rests on a catafalque – a decorated platform, covered in purple cloth, flanked by military guard around the clock.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lying in state has become unthinkable, not that this would have displeased the duke.

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