Prince Philip's funeral in pictures

Published 17 Apr, 2021 10:59pm

The queen's consort was laid to rest on Saturday in a funeral attended by just 30 people.

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Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honoured his lifetime of service to the UK, the crown and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II.

The widowed British monarch, setting an example amid the coronavirus pandemic, sat alone at the ceremony, dressed in black and with her head bowed in prayer.

Philip, who died April 9, two months shy of his 100th birthday, was honoured at Windsor Castle in a service that was steeped in military and royal tradition but also pared down and infused with his own personality. The entire royal procession and funeral took place out of public view within the grounds of the castle, a 950-year-old royal residence 20 miles (30 kilometres) west of London, but was shown live on television.

Coronavirus restrictions meant that instead of the 800 mourners expected in the longstanding plans for Philip’s funeral, only 30 people were allowed inside the castle’s St. George’s Chapel, including the queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren.

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The hearse used to transport the coffin was a custom designed Land Rover by Prince Philip himself.

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Family members walked behind the hearse.

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The queen and Kate Middleton arrived in cars.

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There were only 30 mourners allowed inside Windsor Castle.

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Due to coronavirus restrictions people were encouraged to watch the funeral on TV at home.

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A nine-gun salute was fired in Valletta, Malta, to honour Prince Philip before his funeral.

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People across Britain observed one minute of silence in honour of Philip just before the funeral got underway. Under soft spring sunshine, some locals earlier stopped outside the castle to leave flowers, but people largely heeded requests by police and the palace not to gather because of the pandemic.

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