On April 17, 2021, the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh took place. An emotional ceremony was held in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and was marked by the restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic, so it was attended by only 30 guests.
The Duke was given a royal ceremonial funeral of great solemnity and simplicity, with no sermons or speeches by family or relatives.
Funeral of Prince Philip
The funeral procession was loaded with a strong presence of the British Armed Forces, there was an altar of nine cushions decorated with badges, medals and decorations that were assigned to him by the United Kingdom and countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations (Commonwealth), along with the winged insignia of the Royal Air Force (RAF) or the insignia of Denmark and Greece -Order of the Elephant and Order of the Redeemer respectively-, in a nod to his childhood as prince of Greece and Denmark.
The funeral was televised and an estimated 13.6 million people watched the event in the UK.
It should be noted, that when Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II dies, the Duke of Edinburgh will be moved to the Gothic style memorial chapel of King George VI Church so that the couple will be laid to rest in the same place.