Although still in mourning, members of the Royal Family will undertake engagements to show their appreciation for those who helped with the Queen’s funeral.The unprecedented event involved thousands of people from police officers to civil servants. The events this week will primarily focus on thanking members of the military and will involve senior Royal Family members, according to Buckingham Palace.
The funeral marked the end of ten days of national mourning in Britain.
However, royal mourning will contiunue until Monday.
On Thursday, Princess Anne will meet with Royal Navy personnel who took part in the funeral procession for the queen.
Meanwhile, Prince Edward – the Queen’s youngest son – will visit Estonia and Germany to visit troops over a three day trip.
Earlier today, Prince William gave a virtual speech to the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit, a climate change conference backed by the royal.
He said: “During this time of grief, I take great comfort in your continued enthusiasm, optimism and commitment to The Earthshot Prize and what we are trying to achieve.”
The Prince of Wales added: “Protecting the environment was a cause close to my Grandmother’s heart, and I know she would have been delighted to hear about this event.”
Praise has continued for the guardsmen who carried the Queen’s coffin at the state funeral, with some calling for them to be honoured for their service.
Lord Dannatt, head of the British Army, told the Sun: “They ought to be recognised.
“The Royal Victorian Order is for personal service to the sovereign and I would suggest you can’t get more personal than carrying the sovereign’s body throughout all the funeral services.”
Tthe Queen’s state funeral, which took place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, was watched by more than 28 million people across 50 UK channels.
It was followed by a private burial service in Windsor, attended by family members.
The main funeral service, conducted by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster, began at 11am.
The sermon was delivered by the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
After the funeral, the Queen’s coffin travelled in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch, which was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace and sits between the corners of Hyde Park and Green Park.
From there, the coffin travelled to Windsor, where the Committal Service was held at St George’s Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in the King George VI memorial chapel, a small annexe to the main chapel at Windsor.
She was buried alongside her father, George VI, the Queen Mother and her sister, Princess Margaret.
Prince Philip was previously in the Royal Vault but was moved to lie beside his wife in the chapel.