Queen Elizabeth II and the senior Royals bid a final farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor Castle on Saturday.
The Duke of Edinburgh was a loving husband and a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
The Queen and The Duke’s enduring marriage has seen them support each other through many years of Royal duties and raising a family together. pic.twitter.com/qEvDwNbBlm
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 16, 2021
The funeral started at 3 pm, London time, with a minute of silence in the respect to the departed duke who spent all his life in public service, and in the service of Her Majesty Elizabeth II.
The Funeral procession moves from the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel.
The coffin is carried by a Land Rover designed by The Duke of Edinburgh, & accompanied by Armed Forces representatives, members of the Royal Family, The Duke's Household and The Queen. pic.twitter.com/w0AhnbP95y
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 17, 2021
Next, military officers, and armed forces members carried the coffin of Prince Philip in a Land Rover designed by the Duke himself.
— Royal Navy (@RoyalNavy) April 15, 2021
Previously, military bands played breathtaking music as a tribute to the Queen’s husband including famous compositions such as: “I Vow to Thee My Country.”
Next, on its way to St George’s Chapel, the Senior Royals followed it until the place of church funeral service conducted by the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The chants and readings were previously chosen by His Highness.
The church funeral service was attended by only 30 Royal members including the Queen who was spotted in the place sorrowed.
BBC reports expressed in the station’s live coverage that the 94-Monarch could experience loneliness as she sat alone for the first time in her life.
The couple was married for almost 73 years, two years before Elizabeth inherited the throne of Great Britain.
Philip’s funeral was somehow calm and full of family feelings as the Queen, and the Duke’s three sons and daughter: Prince of Wales Charles, Duke of York Andrew, Princess Royal Anne, and Earl of Wessex Edward attended the service alongside their grandchildren such as Duke of Cambridge William, Duke of Sussex Harry, Lady Louis Windsor, Princess Zara Philips, Princess Eugine, and Princess Beatrice.
Moreover, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate, the Duchess of Cornwell Camilla, and the Countess of Wessex Sophi attended the funeral.
This was the first Royal service that Prince Harry attended in a year since surrendering Royal duties, in addition, it is the first face-to-face engagement between the Duke of Sussex and the Royal Family since the “Tell-All” interview with Oprah Winfrey.
William, Harry, and Kate were watched carried a calm conversation after leaving the chapel.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away eight days ago at the age of 99, just a few months before celebrating his 100th birthday.
Prince Philip was named as the man of public services as he devoted his life to the service of the monarchy.