Prince Philip is buried; the queen sits alone
Windsor, England-To commemorate the music of the military band and the royal procession that escorted the coffin into the church, Prince Philip was buried at the funeral Saturday in recognition of his service to Britain, the royal family and Queen Elizabeth.Married for 73 years
The queen queen set an example in the coronavirus pandemic, sitting alone at the ceremony, wearing black clothes, and bowing her head while praying.
Felipe died on April 9th two months before his 100th birthday. He was honored at Windsor Castle. Its office is dependent on military and royal traditions, but it is small and simple. Keep consistent. The royal parade and funeral were carried out on the ground of the castle. This is a 950-year-old royal residence located 30 kilometers west of London. It was carried out out of public view, but it has been broadcast live on TV.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, instead of the 800 people envisaged in the plan made long ago, only 30 people can enter the St. George’s Church inside the castle, including the queen, her four children and his father. Eight grandchildren.
The queen complied with strict social distancing rules and withdrew the queen from her family members in different parts of the church.
Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, sat opposite the monarch with his wife Camilla. Prince Andrew is on the Queen’s left. Prince William and his wife Kate are across from their brother Prince Harry, who is traveling from California without his pregnant wife Meghan.
Before the funeral began, all parts of the country observed a minute of silence. Under mild spring days, some locals went to put flowers outside the castle, but in general, the police and the palace’s request to avoid crowds in order to avoid a pandemic was respected.
The coffin arrived at the Land Rover church adapted from a design by Felipe. His flag, his royal navy hat, his sword and wreath covered it.
In the parade, the military leader is in front of the vehicle. Felipe’s children-Carlos, Ana, Andrés and Eduardo-walked behind the hearse, while the 94-year-old monarch took a Bentley to the church.
Grandsons Guillermo and Enrique also walked behind the coffin, although they were not together. Since Enrique decided to abandon his royal duties and move to California, the relationship between the two brothers has been strained. Their cousin Peter Phillips is Anna’s son.
In 1997, at the preaching ceremony held in London to the world, this scene awakened the memories of Guillermo and Enrique when they were behind the coffin of their mother Princess Diana for 15 and 12 years. Accompanied by his grandfather Felipe (Felipe).
A few hours later, when the funeral attendant left the chapel, he saw the two brothers walking and talking together.
The funeral reflects Felipe’s military ties, he was the commander-in-chief of many troops and a veteran of the Second World War. More than 700 soldiers, including bands, bugles and honor guards from all troops, participated in the competition.
In the Gothic churches where royal weddings and funerals have been held for centuries, the liturgy is simple and severe.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, entered the chapel in front of the coffin, followed by Philip’s children and three of eight grandchildren, singing “I am resurrection and life” by a four-person choir.
At the request of the duke, there was no sermon, and according to the royal statute, there was no satire or family reading. The Dean of Windsor, David Conner, said, “His unwavering loyalty to the Queen of England, her service to the country and the Commonwealth, her courage, strength and conviction make the country more colorful.”