Queen Elizabeth II is honoring the life and legacy of her husband Prince Philip.

On Tuesday, March 29, Her Majesty was present at a Service of Thanksgiving in London for the Duke of Edinburgh.

Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that the service was a tribute to Prince Philip’s devotion to his family, country, and Commonwealth. It also remembered his commitment towards charitable organisations, the Armed Forces conservation efforts and the creation of opportunities and jobs for youth.  

Also, the release noted that details of Prince Philip’s funeral were planned but not realized by COVID-19, and that elements of the service followed Queen Elizabeth’s wishes. 

Queen Elizabeth II was dressed in an emerald-green coat and hat when she arrived at her car. This was the monarch, 95 years old,’s first appearance publicly in five months. Although she had participated in various virtual meetings, and she attended engagements at the royal residences, her Majesty has not been seen outside these walls since October. In fact, Her Majesty spent one night in the hospital to conduct “preliminary investigation” in December. Then, in February, she tested positive for COVID-19.