Prince Philip received a final farewell on the day of his funeral.
The Duke of Edinburgh was entombed during a special and intimate service on Saturday. After the televised funeral, which brought together Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, the royal family’s official Instagram account bowed to the late patriarch in the most endearing manner. The account posted a photo of the Duke walking away, tipping his hat on a rainy day.
“In loving memory of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 1921-2021,” read the caption.
The Kensington Royal account of William and Kate Middleton and the Clarence House of Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also reposted the image on their Instagram Stories.
Philip’s funeral, held in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, was very emotional for Queen Elizabeth II and her family. The late royal’s coffin was carried away in a custom Land Rover, which he helped design. Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Harry and William, among others, participated in the procession, walking behind the coffin.
Instead of a big event, the late Duke, who died at the age of 99 on April 9, had a small funeral with only 30 close friends and family present.
Following the Duke’s death, the Palace launched a moving tribute, sharing a sweet quote from the Queen from 1997.
“He has simply been my strength and my permanence all these years, and I, and his entire family, and this and many other countries, we owe him a greater debt than we would ever claim, or ever know,” said Queen. . Elizabeth expressed at that time.
The day before her service, the queen shared a never-before-seen photo of the two from 2003.
Philip is survived by His Highness, to whom he was married for 73 years, his four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.