Prince Philip’s funeral: the royal family and the UK’s farewell in pictures to the Duke of Edinburgh

A SMALL COMMITTEE CEREMONY BROADCAST ON TELEVISION

It is in a select committee that the ceremony takes place, broadcast live on television. Indeed, Prince Philip wanted to avoid a ceremony with great pomp, and the coronavirus pandemic prohibits large gatherings. Only 30 members of the royal family are therefore present, among which the four children of the couple ( Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles , Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew as well as Prince Edward and his wife Sophie from Wessex), as well as their grandchildren. In addition, none of the members of the royal family wears military uniform in order to prevent Prince Harry from feeling embarrassed.. Indeed, because of the Megxit, Meghan Markle’s husband was deprived of his military titles and should have appeared in a “classic” black suit.

Finally, in order to avoid any scandal, it was decided that Princes Harry and William do not follow their grandfather’s coffin side by side. In conflict since the interview given to Oprah Winfrey, the two brothers should not draw attention to them at this time of mourning within the royal family.

HEARTBREAKING FAREWELLS

It was in a Land Rover that he himself took part in creating the coffin transported from Windsor Castle to St. George’s Chapel. In the procession, which followed the coffin, we could see Prince Charles, very moved, as well as Princes William and Harry. A reunion which was obviously particularly observed. Alone and dressed in black, the Queen arrived in a Bentley, before entering Saint George’s Chapel to pay homage to her husband. 

During the ceremony in the Saint-Georges chapel, the emotion was palpable. In tears, Prince Charles was particularly moved throughout the ceremony. 

PRINCE PHILIP’S FINAL RESTING PLACE

After the religious ceremony in Saint George’s Chapel, the remains of Prince Philip will be brought down to the “Royal Vault” where the Duke of Edinburgh will remain until the death of Queen Elisabeth . The couple will then rest forever in the Chapel of the King George VI Memorial. 

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