After Prince Philip passed away, Buckingham Palace stressed the fact that they didn’t want mourners lingering outside of makeshift memorials. It’s about the pandemic, and not wanting large groups gathering in close proximity. People have been leaving flowers outside of Buckingham Palace and other royal homes, and those tributes were moved to Marlborough House. Today, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall went to Marlborough House to look at the tributes to Philip. Charles looked quite emotional.
Prince Charles and Camilla appeared emotional today as they went to see flowers and tributes at Marlborough House laid in tribute to Prince Philip following his death aged 99 six days ago. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall seemed moved by the scale of the tributes, which also included notes of condolence and drawings by children that had been left in the Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace. The flowers and condolence messages were moved from outside the palace and the parks to the nearby private gardens at Marlborough House, which is the headquarters of Commonwealth Foundation.
A Clarence House spokesman said: ‘Today, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Marlborough House Gardens to view a selection of flowers left by members of the public in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh. The flowers and condolence messages have been moved from outside Buckingham Palace and within the Royal Parks to the private gardens at Marlborough House. The Royal Parks will continue to move the flowers during this period of National Mourning. Marlborough House Gardens was chosen so as not to encourage crowds from gathering outside The Royal Palaces due to Covid-19.’
Charles is grieving for his father and he’s probably been dealing with a lot of old resentments and new understanding of what his father really did in his lifetime. I swear, The Crown only underlined the fact that the Windsors are inflicting generational trauma on each other, over and over.
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