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Queen Elizabeth, European royals attend Prince Philip service

London, Mar 29 (EFE).- The United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II attended Tuesday a memorial service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life of her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in her first public act since October last year.

Prince Philip died in April last year at the age of 99 years old. His funeral at Windsor Castle was scaled back due to the pandemic.

The Queen confirmed her attendance at Tuesday’s ceremony just hours before traveling to London from Windsor following mobility difficulties that forced her to pull out of the Commonwealth Service earlier this month.

In October, the Queen was put under doctors’ orders to rest after spending a night in hospital undergoing tests. She also tested positive for Covid-19 in February.

The monarch was accompanied by her son Prince Andrew in his first public appearance since settling a civil sexual assault case brought against him in the United States by Virginia Giuffre, who accused the royal of sexually assaulting her when she was a minor.

Prince Philip was described as a “remarkable man” always committed to “down-to-earth” causes during the ceremony, attended by some 1,800 people.

Spain’s King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia were among the royal attendees. EFE


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