Queen Elizabeth is doing amazing despite the death of her husband, Prince Philip, who has left a "huge void" in her life as he was her constant support for 73 years.
According to Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, the queen has been coping at Windsor Castle but Philip's death is still a shock to the nation. Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, on the other hand, said that the family is still "trying to come to terms" with the loss.
Edward and Sophie have visited Queen Elizabeth more than once since the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, April 9. The royal family has also expressed their gratitude to the public for the outpouring of sympathies.
The Earl of Wessex said that the public sentiment shows just how much his father meant to the people. Despite how prepared they were, especially since their father was 99 years old and had health issues, the death still came as a "dreadful shock."
The Countess of Wessex, on the other hand, recalled how Philip would often have small talks with everyone working at the royal estates. Sophie said that the Duke of Edinburgh was very personal in his approach to people as he made them feel that he was always interested in what they're up to. Remarkably, the countess said that the queen continues to think of the people around her than herself as she "bears up" during this mourning period.
Prince Andrew, Edward's older brother, also spoke of his father and mother in a rare interview. The Duke of York said that his mother is feeling the loss more than anyone else but she has all the support around her. He said that, as usual, the queen remains "incredibly stoic" as she contemplates on the loss.
Andrew also said that his father was a "remarkable man" who was the person they could go to for problems. Philip's death will leave a void in the queen's life, according to the Duke of York.
Meanwhile, Princess Anne, the only daughter of Philip and Queen Elizabeth, is expected to be by her mother's side as she adjusts to life without her husband. Prince Charles will continue to run the affairs of the royal family and assist their mother though royal experts believe the queen will not abdicate. All of the children of Queen Elizabeth and Philip have been constantly visiting Windsor Castle to check up on their mother.