A somber and targeted funeral service was held Saturday for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh — a service that Philip himself had chosen, regardless of the COVID-19 protocols that meant solely 30 folks may attend. Queen Elizabeth sat alone on the service because of the virus.

Most of the funeral’s private touches have been deliberate by Philip, together with the music sung by a choir of simply 4 folks. He additionally designed the Land Rover that introduced his coffin to St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Fortress. 

Individuals throughout Britain held a second of silence earlier than the funeral, and the service mirrored Philip’s dedication to navy service. His casket was draped along with his navy cap and sword, and navy bands performed tribute to him. 

Prince Philip was interred within the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel alongside the stays of different royals.

The funeral introduced the Royal Household collectively in public for the primary time in lots of months, with Prince Harry touring from Los Angeles to attend. His spouse, Meghan, watched from house. She is pregnant with the couple’s second little one and was suggested by docs to not journey.

The Funeral Of Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh Is Held In Windsor
Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat in the course of the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fortress on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England.

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