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Prince Philip laid to rest

Prince Philip laid to rest

Staff Reporter

 

THE Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philp was laid to rest in the vault below St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

 

The service was attended by Queen Elizabeth II and her close family members.

 

Philip is remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude, and faith” at the funeral, which saluted both his support for the Queen and his service in the Royal Navy.

 

The prince passed on April 9 away a few days before he would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

 

 

The Duke of Edinburgh was described by royals as the “grandfather of the nation”.

 

“Philip’s death, which came after 73 years of marriage to Queen Elizabeth, is said to have left a “huge void” in the queen’s life,” the couple’s second son, Prince Andrew, said last weekend.

 

Prince Philip’s coffin, draped in his personal standard and topped with a wreath of flowers, was carried by a group of royal guards into the quadrangle of Windsor Castle.

 

Prince Charles and Princess Anne and other senior royals then led a procession behind his coffin, which was transported by a modified Land Rover hearse to St. George’s Chapel.

 

Members of the royal family surrounded Philip’s coffin at the chapel, with Britain observing a minute of national silence at 14:00 GMT.

 

The coffin was then brought inside the chapel for the service.

 

Queen Elizabeth sat alone in the chapel during the ceremony.

 

During the service, Philip’s coffin was lowered into the royal vault, a burial chamber underneath the chapel.

 

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, Philip’s body will be transferred to lie alongside her in the King George VI memorial chapel, which houses the remains of her father, George VI, her mother, and the ashes of her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

 

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