Prince Philip is getting the farewell he always wanted. Instead of a big event, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 on April 9, had a small funeral attended by only 30 close friends and family.
On Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II and other royals came to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England to pay tribute to the prince.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were the first to arrive at the service.
Prince Charles was also seen heading to his father’s funeral with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Princess Beatrice was seen getting out of her vehicle and heading to the toilet.
Prince Harry was later seen with his brother behind his grandfather’s coffin.
As viewers may notice, members of the British monarchy do not wear military attire for the funeral. While the palace did not comment on the dress decision, ITV He indicated that it was the queen’s decision, as it would spare the family any “embarrassment” regarding Prince Harry and Prince Andrew. The Duke of Sussex was stripped of his military titles when he resigned as a high-ranking member of the royal family, while the Duke of York left his royal post after his controversial connection to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Omid Scobie, co-author of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, tells ET that Prince Philip worked closely with Lord Chamberlain’s office at Buckingham Palace “to make sure that [his funeral] it was not a blown affair. ”
“That means it won’t be a state funeral,” says Scobie. “Instead, it is a royal ceremonial funeral, which is a much more private affair.”
Prince Felipe is survived by His Highness, to whom he was married for 73 years, his four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.