The basics The funeral of Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, was celebrated at Windsor Castle on Saturday afternoon. The United Kingdom observed a minute’s silence in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh. The royal family was gathered for the funeral.
Queen Elizabeth and the whole of Great Britain have finally bid farewell to Prince Philip. The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth since 1947, was celebrated on Saturday afternoon at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Prince Philp now rests in the royal tomb of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, west London. His remains will remain there until the Queen joins them there when he dies.
Due to the pandemic, only thirty members of the royal family attended the funeral.
Queen Elizabeth alone
Queen Elisabeth is married to Prince Philip in 1947 and is alone. All dressed in black, masked from start to finish, the queen shed a few tears. She was accompanied by a maid of honor.
Queen Elisabeth alone at the funeral of Prince Philip. AFP photo
William and Harry from afar
Cold since Harry and Meghan’s shock interview on American television, brothers William and Harry met for their grandfather’s funeral. However, they were not side by side, but separated from their cousin Peter Philips. Harry’s wife Meghan Markle, pregnant, had remained in the United States. William and Harry exchanged a few words with Kate Middleton after the ceremony. Then Kate went to keep the brothers together.
The brothers William and Harry were separated from their cousin Peter Philips. AFP photo
The sadness of Prince Charles
The emotions were palpable in the royal family. Like Charles, son of Queen Elisabeth and Prince Philip. But also his sister Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward.
Prince Charles behind the coffin of his father, Prince Philip. AFP photo