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Prince Philip laid to rest

UK’s Prince Philip was on Saturday laid to rest at the family’s Windsor Castle residence.

In attendance at the service was his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, son Prince Charles, grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and other members of the royal family.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 at the age of 99, leaving behind four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Before his death, Philip had a hand in making his own funeral plans, and though he’s entitled to a state funeral as the queen’s consort, he requested a quitter event.

Prince Philip’s coffin had been resting in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle before the day of his funeral. Earlier on Saturday, it was moved to a Bearer Party founded by The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Queen Elizabeth at the funeral

Then, his coffin was carried in “a purpose-built Land Rover – which The Duke was involved in the design of – flanked by military Pall Bearers, in a small Ceremonial Procession from the State Entrance to St. George’s Chapel, for the service,” the Palace said.

Prince Harry, Prince William, and more members of the royal family participated in the procession, walking behind the Land Rover carrying Philip’s coffin.

After the service, the duke was interred in the royal vault in St. George’s Chapel.

Philip even had a hand in the music at the funeral, in which a four-person choir performed.

During the service, the 30 members of the royal family in attendance sat separately due to COVID-19 protocol, meaning that Philip’s widow, Queen Elizabeth II, sat alone in mourning.

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