Queen Elizabeth II has surprised many by resuming her duties in the immediate aftermath of Prince Philip's death. This week, the monarch even released an official statement — her first without her husband jointly included in the message.
Queen Elizabeth: First Statement After Prince Philip's Death
The Queen's first statement following the loss of her husband of 73 years addressed a destructive event that took place on Commonwealth islands. Sadly, she opened the message with only an "I" rather than the usual "The Duke of Edinburgh and I."
Watch the video above for the Queen's first official statement made without her husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest this Saturday, April 17, after he died at the age of 99 on April 9.