I fear for Queen Elizabeth, and how she will deal with this loss. They were together for 70+ years, he was her first and only love, confidant, sounding board, and most importantly, her best and most enduring friend. She is an indomitable woman, but this will truly challenge her.Prince Philip
Official period of mourning is 8 days, followed by the funeral. Period of isolation for those travelling to the UK is 14 days.I don't think they
shouldcan send anyone. Solely because of COVID.
With no Governor General, what is the protocol on who Canada will send?
State funeral: April 9, 2002
A Canadian delegation led by Prime Minister Jean Chretien attended the funeral. As per the Queen Mother's wishes, her Canadian Regiments and Services were represented at the official funeral ceremonies. Four members from each of the Black Watch, Toronto Scottish, and CFMS participated in the funeral procession to Westminster Abbey, and from the Abbey to Windsor Castle following her lying in state. Representatives of the Toronto Scottish joined those of their allied regiment, the London Scottish, to lay a wreath at Clarence House, the Queen Mother's London residence.
Commemorative service: April 9, 2002
Christ Church Cathedral
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The interdenominational service was attended by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson who delivered the eulogy. Flags on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on federal buildings and establishments across Canada and abroad were flown at half-mast from the announcement of the death until sunset on the day of the funeral April 9, 2002. A proclamation was issued by the Governor General declaring April 9, 2002 a National Day of Mourning.