UK this Saturday Last farewell to Prince PhilipThe man who was by Elizabeth II’s side, the king had the longest reign in the nation’s history, for most of his life and died on April 9 at the age of 99.
Philip, who had held the title Duke of Edinburgh, will lie down at the Royal Vault of Windsor Castle, after a funeral Steeped in military and royal traditions, but also The number of attendees has decreased due to the epidemic.
Throughout the ceremony, Queen S.She sat alone, dressed in black, with her head bent during prayer.
Other royals were also present. Prince Charles, heir to the throne, sat before the king, next to his wife Camilla. Prince Andrew was two seats to the left of the Queen. Prince William and his wife Kate are seated directly across from their brother and the Prince Harry who traveled from California without his wife MeganWho is pregnant.
The entire procession and funeral took place out of sight, within the castle grounds, a 950-year-old royal residence about 19 miles (about 30 kilometers) west of London. The ceremony was broadcast live on TV.
Prince Philip himself had helped plan his funeral. It is celebrated according to traditional Anglican rituals.
The service began with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby entering the church in front of the coffin, followed by Philip’s children and three of his eight grandchildren, as a choir of four socially separated members chanted “I am the resurrection and the life.”
. But Windsor Dean David Conner said the country had been enriched by “Philip’s unwavering loyalty to our Queen, by his service to the nation and the Commonwealth with his courage, strength and faith.”
Before the ceremony, Buckingham Palace posted a picture of the Queen and Philip, smiling and relaxing on blankets spread on the grass in the Scottish Highlands in 2003. The British Royal Family Communications Service made it clear that this unofficial photo is One of the Queen’s favorites.
Hundreds of people had already gathered before the burial outside the castle, despite recommendations to avoid crowds due to the epidemic.
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