Prince Philip was given a funeral based on the royal family's traditions. The day brought his loved ones together to honor him.
The funeral of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, brought the British royal family together on April 17, 2021. Those not living in the country, like Prince Harry, and those who had fallen from grace, like Prince Andrew, were present at the event. The family was also plagued with rumors about the discord between Harry and his elder brother, Prince William. However, it looks like all hatchets were reportedly buried and the gossip about their family drama was put a stop to.
The funeral took place at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle and it was the first time all of them came together publicly in over a year. The 99-year-old Prince Philip was laid to rest in an event restricted to 30 guests. The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II were married for more than 73 years. The latter had to sit alone during the service due to coronavirus restrictions.
Here are some photos from the intimate event of the royal family:
Imagine going back to work at 95 years old, 5 days after the death of your husband of 73 years, then having to mourn alone, like so many, thanks to a cruel pandemic - if you don’t respect that, you’re not human.— Prince Charles (parody) (@Charles_HRH) April 17, 2021
God save the Queen 🇬🇧 #PrincePhilipFuneral pic.twitter.com/MczWVw3MAe
This afternoon, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral took place at Windsor Castle.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 17, 2021
It was a family occasion which recognised His Royal Highness’s military associations and included some unique personal touches, in line with The Duke’s wishes: https://t.co/utgjrb8rmD pic.twitter.com/bYWCMsEgk3
‘The Last Post’ is sounded by Buglers of the @RoyalMarines, signalling that a soldier has gone to his final resting place.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 17, 2021
It is followed by ‘Action Stations’, a naval call to battle, as requested by The Duke of Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/1KsyPIxJVA
As the nation falls silent in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh, the @royalmarine Bearer Party pause on the West Steps, which is lined by members of the Household Cavalry.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 17, 2021
The Duke’s Admiral of the Fleet Naval Cap and his Sword, given to him by King George VI, rest on the coffin. pic.twitter.com/RBC17xhVye
The Funeral procession moves from the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 17, 2021
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
Prince Harry and Prince William seem to have reconciled and were prioritizing their family.
Prince Philip, the late husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was laid to rest Saturday in the royal vault. The funeral was attended by the Queen, Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles. https://t.co/x1UUnYC7LI pic.twitter.com/cZoUX79m8D— CNN (@CNN) April 17, 2021
Prince Charles looked visibly upset after losing his father, with whom he had a fraught relationship in his younger times.
Kate Middleton was poise and elegance personified, being a supportive wife and daughter-in-law.
Princess Anne, the only daughter of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II, walked in the funeral procession to honor her father even though, historically, processions are only for men.
While it is tradition for only men to walk in royal funeral processionals, today Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip's only daughter, walked alongside her brother Prince Charles to honor their father. ❤️ https://t.co/VlIFn0hHG3 pic.twitter.com/6mvU8bHONR— E! News (@enews) April 17, 2021
Prince Philip was interred in the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel, inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, during a funeral that honoured his lifetime of service.— The Royal Family Channel (@RoyalFamilyITNP) April 17, 2021
The Queen sat alone and apart from other members of the Royal Family during a poignant and touching service. pic.twitter.com/tCWo8bn2IG
Farewell, Prince Philip.
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