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The Duke of Edinburgh

United in grief – Prince Philip’s children and grandchildren lead the funeral procession in his honour


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The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral procession began its short journey from the State Entrance of Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel flanked by members of the military serving as pallbearers.

Prince Philip’s coffin rested on a specially designed Dark Bronze Green Land Rover hearse, which the Duke helped to design himself. His casket was draped in his Personal Standard with his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers on the top.

The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex walked alongside their father’s hearse, while the Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex, Peter Phillips, Timothy Laurence (Princess Anne’s husband) and the Earl of Snowdon walked in a procession behind the coffin.

The procession also included Prince Philip’s private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell and two of the Duke’s pages as well as two valets and a personal protection officer.

The Queen followed the procession in the State Bentley with her lady-in-waiting.

The Dean of Westminster said prayers in Windsor Castle’s Inner Hall before Prince Philip’s coffin was carried to the State Entrance by Bearer Party found by The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

There was a minute of silence once His Royal Highness’s coffin arrived inside St George’s Chapel.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.