Queen Elizabeth said goodbye to Prince Philip in a very personal way. The monarch left a letter, handwritten, on the coffin of her late husband. The letter was visible throughout the funeral service, on Saturday, April 17.
Elizabeth II signed the note with her childhood nickname “Lilibet.” Felipe, her partner of seven decades, called her that. However, the Palace declined to comment on the details of his note, saying it is “private.”
The queen chose an arrangement for her husband’s coffin with lilies and white roses. Finally, he accompanied it with a card, written in his own handwriting. This tender detail of the queen was reminiscent of the one Prince Harry had when his mother, Princess Diana, passed away. At Diana of Wales’ funeral in 1997, Harry left a note on the princess’s coffin, which read: “Mummy.”
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, a 73-year love story
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married in 1947 and were together for 73 years. They were an example of unity and strength throughout the years.
Days before the funeral, the monarch shared a never-before-seen photograph of the couple on the official Instagram account of the royal family with the following message: “His Majesty and the Royal Family are grateful for all the messages of condolence from around the world. and they have been moved to see and hear so many people sharing fond memories of the Duke, in celebration of his life ”.
In 1997, the Queen spoke about the importance of the Duke of Edinburgh in her life: “He has simply been my strength and my permanence all these years. And I, and all his family, and this and many other countries, we owe him a greater debt than he would ever claim, or we will never know. ” . “