It was such a sad moment today, April 17, at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Philips. His beautiful wife; Queen Elizabeth II couldn’t control her emotions as she was seen wiping away tears inside a vehicle as she accompanied her beloved husband’s coffin on its final journey to St George’s Chapel.
Her Majesty who looked grief-stricken was driven to St George’s Chapel with a lady in waiting, she was later seen standing as she bowed her head in reverence during the national minute’s silence.
Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward all walk behind the coffin during the royal procession. The grandchildren also followed behind their fathers including Prince William and Prince Harry.
Recall that the Queen had decided that no royals should wear military uniform after Prince Andrew demanded to dress as an Admiral and Prince Harry was stripped of his titles. They were only allowed to wear their medals.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s casket had his standard, navy cap and a sword given to him by the Queen’s father when they married 73 years ago.
The Queen looked at the coffin throughout the service while Prince Charles appeared to be crying throughout his walk to church and during the emotional service.
Philip’s funeral service began with a national minute’s silence in a service reflecting his ‘unwavering loyalty’ to Queen and country, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised Philip’s ‘life of service to the nation and Commonwealth’ at the service.
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His coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault after the eight minute procession and the 50 minute service. A lament was played by a lone piper of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Last Post was then sounded by buglers of Philip’s beloved Royal Marines who then played Action Stations at the specific request of The Duke of Edinburgh.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the news of Philip’s death on April 9. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the family’s statement read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
The prince had been hospitalized in February as a “precautionary measure” and underwent heart surgery on March 3. He later returned home on March 16 before his death .
Such a sad sight. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.