In photos: The key moments from Prince Philip's Funeral
On 17 April, millions watched the Queen say goodbye to her beloved husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We compiled a gallery of the most memorable moments from the funeral that took place at St. George's Chapel.
Prince Philip’s funeral was held at St. George Chapel, under strict COVID-19 protocols, reflected his devotion to his military. Prince Harry was spotted wearing his medals, even though no family members were wearing Uniforms.
The guest list was shortened to only 30 people. Covid restricted the guest list to only Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s four children, eight grandchildren with their spouses and Philip’s Greek and German family members.
The royal family adhered to covid protocols, i.e, all the guests who are not the members of the same house must sit around 2 meters apart. Therefore the queen sat alone during the service.
He planned on his funeral while he was alive and much of the music is personal to the duke of Edinburgh. He even designed his coffin and it was covered by his standard flag, his naval cap, a wreath and sword.
A nationwide silence was held for a minute before the coffin was taken inside the chapel. The start and end of the silence were signalled by gunfire.
Despite requests, members of the public gathered outside the castle walls. All the public elements of the funeral were removed. Both the families and local authorities made the requests.
The procession was headed by Princess Anne and Prince Charles. Prince Edward and Prince Andrew followed the two. Prince William and Harry walked on the sides of their cousin Prince Peter, while the duke’s children walked behind the coffin.
The Dean of Windsor conducted the service. He highlighted how Prince Philip’s long life has been a blessing in many ways and paid a tribute to, his 'Kindness, humour and humanity' and bagpipes played as his coffin lowered in the Royal vault.
The royal vault will not be the prince's final resting place. He loved his queen immensely and, as such the final resting place would be in King George VI chapel, where the queen would also get buried after her death.
After the funeral, Prince Harry and William walked together and the Queen was led away from the sovereign's entrance in her Bentley.