Prince Charles and Queen took part in secret engagement before Philip’s tragic death


PRINCE CHARLES and the Queen had just taken part in a secret engagement before Prince Philip tragically passed away, a royal commentator claimed.

Flanked by daffodils, the photographs charmed royal fans ‒ but it appears there was more to them than met the eye.

Pod Save The Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and features Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers.

In the podcast, Mr Myers pointed out: “They did have a special engagement which I’m not allowed to tell you about.

“But it’s rather special with the two of them together so watch this space.”

When asked by Ms Gripper when news of this engagement will come to light, he suggested all will become clear “later this month”.

After news of the death of his father was confirmed, Charles made the trip to Windsor Castle to see the Queen yesterday.

Philip’s death comes weeks after he returned to Windsor after a month-long hospital stay that included treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.

He was said to have been in “good spirits” upon his return home.

Charles was his father’s only visitor during his hospitalisation as he travelled from his Gloucestershire home during Philip’s first week of treatment.

And the heir to the throne has spoken candidly about the struggles of the coronavirus pandemic, given how little time he’s been able to spend with his family.

He told Sky News last year: “Well, I haven’t seen my father for a long time, or my grandchildren or anything.”

Prince Philip makes the Queen laugh

Prince Philip makes the Queen laugh (Image: GETTY)


He added: “Well, it’s terribly sad, let alone one’s friends.

“But, fortunately, at least you can speak to them on the telephones and occasionally do this sort of thing.

“But it isn’t the same, is it? You really just want to give people a hug.”

Philip was honoured today by gun salutes across the UK.

Prince Charles and Prince Philip

Prince Charles and Prince Philip (Image: GETTY)

Saluting batteries fired 41 rounds from London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and at Hillsborough Castle in County Down.

Royal Navy ships at sea, including HMS Diamond and HMS Montrose, also fired the salute in honour of the Duke.

Announcing his death on Friday, a Buckingham Palace statement read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

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