Easing Of Restrictions Helped ‘Fill Void’ After Prince Philip’s Death.
THE Earl of Wessex has spoken out and said that the easing of restrictions in the UK helped fill the void after Prince Philip’s death.
Edward spoke out on what would have been his father’s Centenary birthday. In an interview with CNN, an American news network, he spoke of the fact that the UK’s gradual emergence from lockdown had kept the Royal family busy after Prince Philip’s death, which sadly occurred in April.
He also spoke of the void and explained that: “Things are beginning to open up more, there are more activities, so weirdly that sort of fills any particular void.
“I think there are going to be other times further on in the year where I think that it will become a bit more poignant and a bit harder, but at the moment … I think that everybody’s in pretty good shape really.”
He also spoke to the BBC about how Philip had not really been looking forward to his 100th birthday. He explained that: “He didn’t really want all the fuss and bother. I think he wasn’t really looking forward to the centenary, even if we were.
“So I think we go ahead and celebrate what might have been and his life, and I think we try to turn it into something that’s very positive.”
Prince Philip’s funeral came in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic which meant that the event was severely restricted. Speaking of the day he told the BBC that: “What should have been an occasion for so many people, and so many people that he had touched in his life not being there…
“Everybody will have their own memories. He was that sort of larger-than-life person. Once met, never forgotten.”
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