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Prince Philip laid to rest

17/04/2021 11:48 PM

LONDON, April 17 -- Britain’s Prince Philip was laid to rest on Saturday after a ceremonial funeral held at Windsor Castle on Saturday.

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband for 73 years and the Duke of Edinburgh had died on April 9.

The “Ceremonial Royal Funeral” held at St George Chapel was attended by only 30 family members because of the UK government’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Those who attended the funeral alongside the queen included the deceased prince’s four children, two grandchildren, and other family members, Anadolu Agency reported.

It said the funeral started with a short procession that carried the coffin to the chapel on a modified land rover. Prince’s four children and two grandsons took part in the procession, which ended on the landing of the chapel, where a minute of silence was held at 3pm.

The coffin of Prince Philip was covered with his personal standard – a personal flag – and surmounted with his sword, naval cap, and a wreath of flowers.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired minute guns for the duration of the procession and The Curfew Tower Bell also tolled.

The service inside the chapel, which was attended by the queen and accompanying family members, was conducted by the Dean of Windsor.

Anadolu Agency also reported that throughout the funeral, military bands and the choir performed pieces especially selected by the prince who had planned the event before his death.

The service ended at around 4 pm as the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault in the chapel.

The queen was seen in public for the first time since her husband died.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was 99 when he died a short while after he left hospital following a treatment.

He was married to the queen for the past 73 years.

-- BERNAMA

 

 

 

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