Queen bids farewell ‘in loving memory’ to Prince Philip with touching photo of duke after his funeral

0
57

THE QUEEN has bid farewell to Prince Philip with a touching photo of the Duke.

Her Majesty, 94, laid the Duke of Edinburgh, who stood by her side for seven decades of unwavering service, to rest in an emotional service.

The Queen has bid farewell to Prince Philip with a touching photo of the Duke
Her Majesty, 94, laid the Duke of Edinburgh, who stood by her side for seven decades of unwavering service, to rest in an emotional service

Due to Covid restrictions the Queen was forced to sit alone inside Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel as she lead the Royal Family in mourning at the funeral of her beloved husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Dressed in a face mask and in sombre black, it was the first time the monarch, grieving for her devoted companion of 73 years, has been officially seen in public since Philip died eight days ago.

And the Duke’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel – and was broadcast live for the first time in history.

Accompanied by her loyal lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey, the Queen made her way from the Sovereign’s Entrance in the State Bentley, as the national anthem was played, to join the solemn funeral procession.

Philip’s coffin, draped in his striking 12ft personal standard and decorated with a wreath of flowers specially chosen by the monarch, and his Admiral of the Fleet Naval Cap and sword, was carried into St George’s Chapel.

It had been lifted into place by Grenadier Guardsmen onto the rear of the dark bronze green Land Rover Defender hearse the duke designed himself.