Prince Philip laid to rest as royal family bids tearful good-bye one last time

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 18, 2021 10:18 AM2021-04-18T10:18:49+5:302021-04-18T10:19:25+5:30

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest in a quiet funeral with 30 members  of the ...

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Prince Philip laid to rest as royal family bids tearful good-bye one last time

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest in a quiet funeral with 30 members  of the royal family in attendance. The family members were seated apart from each other as Queen Elizabeth sat alone. The pallbearers carried the coffin and placed it on a modified Land Rover which was designed by Prince Philip himself. Immediate senior members of the family followed the hearse which included Prince Charles and his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Followed by them were Prince William and Prince Harry with their cousin Prince Philip in between them followed by rest of the family.  Queen Elizabeth arrived at the chapel in her car as well as Kate Middleton, Princess Eugenie and other members. The funeral mass was short. Prince Philip was laid to rest in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel.

The funeral was also a reunion for Prince Harry with his family members. The Duke of Sussex was seen chatting with older brother Prince William and Kate Middleton as the trio walked back after the mass. Not just the royal family, but across the UK citizens mourned the demise of Prince Philip who was the longest serving consort to the monarch. People across Britain observed one minute of silence in honour of Philip just before the funeral got underway. Under soft spring sunshine, some locals earlier stopped outside the castle to leave flowers, but people largely heeded requests by police and the palace not to gather because of the pandemic. Philip’s coffin travelled to the chapel on a specially adapted Land Rover designed by the prince himself. The coffin was draped in his personal standard and topped with his Royal Navy cap, sword and a wreath of flowers. The funeral reflected Philip’s military ties, both as a ceremonial commander of many units and as a veteran of war. More than 700 military personnel took part, including army bands, Royal Marine buglers and an honour guard drawn from across the armed forces.

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