The farewell to Prince Philip has begun in Windsor …

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The funeral ceremony of the spouse of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Duke Philip of Edinburgh, is taking place at Windsor Castle.

Recall that the husband of the Queen of Great Britain died on April 9 at the 100th year of his life in Windsor Castle, not having lived two months before his centenary. The marriage of Elizabeth II and Philip lasted 73 years. They have four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral was attended by almost all family members, except great-grandchildren. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the funeral ceremony was to be held in a limited circle of people, but with a live broadcast of British television. The Queen was sitting alone in St. George’s Chapel. Wiping her tears, she accompanied Philip’s coffin.

The coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh was covered with his personal standard, it contained his sword, a naval cap, a wreath of flowers and a handwritten note from his wife. He was placed on an unusual homemade hearse Land Rover Defender, which Philip designed himself 20 years ago. The hearse stood in the courtyard of the castle and was filled with hundreds of armed men.

After an 8-minute procession and a 50-minute service, the Duke’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Crypt. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, pronounced the Benediction.

During the ceremony, Prince Harry and Prince William saw each other for the first time in a year after a quarrel over Megzit. They didn’t say a word on the way, but after the service they talked with the Duchess of Cambridge.

The broadcast was hosted by The Sun.

The author of the publication is Editor-in-Chief Bella Kortel

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