Prince Charles finally ‘takes charge’ of Philip’s key role in ‘big moment’ for future king

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PRINCE CHARLES will be “taking on more and more of the family responsibilities” now that his father, Prince Philip, has died, a royal expert has said.

She told viewers: “It’s a big moment for the family.

“Prince Charles is stepping up into the role of family patriarch now.

“I think we will see him taking on more and more of the family responsibilities that his father took charge of in the past.

“So it is big moment for him.”

Ms Nash added: “But one that I suspect the family have been preparing for for some time.”

She also offered insight into how the Queen has been coping.

The Royal Editor told Today: “We were told that over the last few days she’s been bearing up well.

“We heard from the Countess of Wessex that she has been putting others ahead of herself as always.”

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Ms Nash said: ‘We were told that over the last few days she’s been bearing up well.’ (Image: GETTY)

She continued: “The Queen’s an incredible stoic person, we heard from the Duke of York.

“I think she will have taken great comfort in these tributes that have come from across the globe.”

The monarch will be among 30 people allowed to attend Philip’s funeral in person on Saturday April 17.

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ROYAL FAMILY TREE (Image: EXPRESS)

According to Buckingham Palace, the ceremony will take place in St George’s Chapel on the Windsor estate.

A National Minute’s Silence will be held at 3pm.

The Palace added: “The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

“The plans for the funeral are in line with The Duke of Edinburgh’s own personal wishes, and the occasion will recognise and celebrate

“The Duke’s life and his more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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