Queen Elizabeth II will be taking a short leave from her royal obligations after the death of her husband, Prince Philip. According to multiple outlets, the queen will be spending several days mourning Philip, with the nation and the royal family set to follow suit.

Queen Elizabeth II expected to mourn Philip for eight days

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were married for 73 years, and celebrated their most recent wedding anniversary in November of last year. While the queen was seen stepping out for her first public engagement of the year at the end of March, she is now expected to pause her duties for the time being, as she begins an eight-day long period of mourning. 

The Sun has also reported that the nation will then publicly mourn the late royal for 10 days. Television and radio programming is set to take on a more somber tone, and news anchors will wear black. Members of Parliament will display black armbands as well. The royal family is also expected to spend a month in mourning of Philip's passing.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Philip's funeral arrangements have been shared

Prince Philip's funeral preparations are already underway, as the College of Arms has revealed key details of the ceremony. The organization shared Philip's funeral will take place at St George's Chapel, while his body will be at Windsor Castle. As well, the organization has said flags will be flying at half mast until 8 AM the morning post-funeral.

Due to the pandemic, the College of Arms has also "regretfully requested that members of the public do not attempt to attend or participate in any of the events that make up the funeral." The royal family has already begun to mourn Philip, changing their photos on social media on Friday in honour of the late royal.