Now, it turns out that we may get our chance after all. The royal family announced they are accepting personal condolences on their official website. The news was shared on the royal family Instagram account, where they included a picture of the late Duke and said, "An online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal Website. Swipe up to send a personal message of condolence."
The link takes users to a form on the royal family website, where they can submit a personal message of condolence. However, make sure your spellcheck is turned on, because the page informs visitors that, "A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity."
The book of condolences is one of many ways in which the royal family is honoring the late Duke of Edinburgh. While the country has begun a 10-day period of mourning, the royal family will grieve for 30 days, and the Queen has halted all of her royal duties for a week. Meanwhile, gun salutes were fired at noon today across the United Kingdom to mark the death of the Duke.
We will be sure to send our messages of love to the family.
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