Queen Elizabeth II will be honouring Prince Philip in a special way next year! As Buckingham Palace shared on Thursday, the monarch plans to host a Service of Thanksgiving in the spring as a way to commemorate the late royal.
Queen to hold service at Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth II attended Philip's memorial service earlier this year along with several royal family members. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at 99 years old on April 9, causing much sadness for the royals. Now, the palace has shared that the event will be held in April at Westminster Abbey, meaning it will be a year after Philip's death.
There has been no word on who will attend the Service of Thanksgiving or a specific date announced for it. However, it seems likely that other members of the royal family will once again be present. Her grandsons Prince Harry and Prince William may even find themselves reunited for the occasion.
2022 will also see Queen Elizabeth II commemorate a special anniversary, as it's the year of the royal's Platinum Jubilee. Hopefully she won't have to cancel any more engagements, which she's often found herself having to do this year. As well, the queen is paying tribute to Philip in her annual Christmas speech, which is set to be broadcast across the nation on Saturday.