The new Duke of Edinburgh ‘national flagship’ would be tasked with boosting British trade overseas.
Ceremony is what the British royals do best in public, and with roughly 10 centuries worth of experience, it's no wonder. Now we're about to see how they do a major funeral during a pandemic, when Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is laid to rest.
The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh was held Saturday in Windsor in line with the British government's coronavirus restrictions #GLOBALink
British PM Johnson: "We give thanks, as a nation and a kingdom, to the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."
TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1947, Princess Elizabeth, heir to the British throne, married Prince Philip Mountbatten at London's Westminster Abbey. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary this year.