Grace and grief as Prince Philip is laid to rest
Added 04-18-21 12:18:03am EST - “Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to her Prince Philip at his funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday, alone in her pew but joined in grief by the royal family and millions watching across the globe.” - Nypost.com
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Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to her Prince Philip at his funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday, alone in her pew but joined in grief by the royal family and millions watching across the globe.
For seven decades, she has been sovereign of her realms, but Elizabeth — who appeared to dab away a tear before the service — seemed poignantly small under the echoing stones of St. George’s Chapel, lowering her head to mourn her beloved consort of 73 years, as widows of any rank and fortune might.
Just 30 black-clad mourners were allowed inside the medieval chapel on the grounds of the 950-year-old castle for the last farewell and Royal Vault interment of Philip, who died April 9 at age 99.
The queen, 94, sat alone due to strict social-distancing restrictions, but nearby her four children — Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward — were seated in groups with their own children.
Charles, 72, the future king, fought back tears as he led the foot procession of his father’s coffin from castle to church.
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