Sophie leads Wessex family to see Philip tributes as Lady Louise given more responsibility

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has been pictured in public as the Royal Family prepares for Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday. The royal was joined by her husband, Prince Edward, and their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. The three were filmed viewing flowers and tributes that had been left for the late Duke of Edinburgh.

All the royals were dressed in black as they walked around the Windsor grounds.

The Queen has ordered a two-week mourning period for the family to observe.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Palace had requested for crowds not to form outside royal residences.

They also encouraged mourners to consider making a donation to a charity rather than bringing flowers.

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Flowers that have been laid outside Windsor Castle are moved inside the walls of the castle every night, and arranged near the chapel.

They will be laid out for the funeral on Saturday.

The Duke’s funeral will take place April 17 at St George’s Chapel.

Sophie, Edward and Louise will all be in attendance, as confirmed by Buckingham Palace.

Prince Edward also spoke about his father and the “fantastic” tributes from the public.

He said: “It’s been a bit of a shock. However much one tries to prepare oneself for something like this it’s still a dreadful shock.

“And we’re still trying to come to terms with that. And it’s very, very sad.

“It just goes to show: he might have been our father, grandfather, father-in-law, but he meant so much to so many other people.

“As always. But bearing up, and again it’s just that wave of affection for him and just those lovely stories.”

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