Prince Philip laid to rest
Published: 09:59 PM, 17 April 2021
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been laid to rest in Royal Vault at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest her late husband, Prince Philip, in a royal funeral curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. However, the funeral reflected his long life of military and public service.
Britain’s royal family paid farewell to Prince Philip a few months short of his 100th birthday, reported NBC News.
Ahead of the funeral, riders from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery made their way towards Windsor Castle, and military personnel and royal guards all in ceremonial dress took up their positions in Windsor’s Quadrangle.
Waiting for him in the ancient chapel was his wife Queen Elizabeth II, dressed all in black and wearing a matching mask.
The queen, 94, who has called her husband her “strength and stay”, sat alone and maintaining social distancing following the country’s Covid-19 rules.
When the ceremony was over, and after Philip’s casket was lowered into the vault, the queen stood up, and walking slowly and left the chapel.
Philip, who died on April 9 aged 99, was interred in the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, west of London, after a 50-minute service attended by just 30 guests but watched by millions on television.
Source: AFP, NBC News