Back To Work! Queen Elizabeth Makes First Public Appearance Since Prince Philip's Funeral
Queen Elizabeth made her first public appearance since the April 17 funeral of her late husband, Prince Philip.
On Tuesday, April 27, the 95-year-old hopped on a video call from Windsor Castle with the ambassador from the Republic of Latvia and the ambassador from the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.
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The Queen, who wore a floral top and a pearl necklace, was photographed smiling while speaking to Ivita Burmistre, who is the ambassador of Latvia.
During the two audiences, Burmistre presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Latvia to the Court of St James's, while Sara Affoué Amani, who is the new ambassador from the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, also presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as ambassador from the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to the Court of St. James's.
On Friday, April 23, the royal family marked the end of their two week mourning period. However, Kate Middleton and Prince William visited 282 (East Ham) Squadron, Air Training Corps in East London to talk with Air Cadets on April 21 — the Queen's birthday.
The matriarch celebrated her birthday a little differently this year, as Philip wasn't by her side for the first time in seven decades.
“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world,” she said in a statement at the time.
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“My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life," she added.