Easing Of Restrictions Helped ‘Fill Void’ After Prince Philip’s Death

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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.

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Speaking to CNN he commented that: “Over the last couple of weeks, life has got considerably busier,” he went on to add that the Queen is “doing remarkably well.”

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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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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