HM the Queen and her family bid farewell to HRH Prince Philip

HM the Queen and her family bid farewell to HRH Prince Philip

Posted by : frank short Posted on : 20-Apr-2021

The Queen (and Sovereign of the Solomon Islands) yesterday led her family in mourning at the funeral of her husband, the late His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The duke's coffin began its journey to St George's Chapel with the bearer party lifting it from its resting place in the castle's inner hall and walking towards the state entrance.

Nine members of the Royal Family walked behind the coffin, with Princess Anne and Prince Charles in the front row, followed by Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.

Before the minute's silence throughout the UK, the Queen's car arrived at the chapel as the national anthem played. She went inside to be met by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Hundreds of people watched on as the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery made their way along the Long Walk up to Windsor Castle at midday.

Dozens of riders, wearing black, gold and red uniforms and carrying three guns, rode up to the castle's Cambridge Gate.

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Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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