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Prince Philip’s funeral: final preparations underway in Windsor as royals gather for ceremony news from the uk

Final preparations are underway for the funeral of Prince Philip, who will rest this afternoon.

the Duke of Edinburgh The “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen will be praised at the ceremony in Windsor, along with her “courage, courage and faith”.

A small group of Philippe Close family and friends will attend a televised funeral service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 3 p.m.

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Prince William and Duchess Catherine of Cambridge leave Kensington Palace for Windsor Castle.  Pic: Beretta / Sims / Shutterstock April 17, 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave Kensington Palace for Windsor Castle. Pic: Beretta / Sims / Shutterstock April 17, 2021

The nation will stop to observe a minute’s silence at the start of the royal memorial service.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Queen will sit alone at the funeral of her husband, who died at Windsor Castle on Friday April 9 at the age of 99.

Although members of the public have been urged not to congregate in Windsor for the funeral, some have toured the town, bathed in the bright spring sunshine, to pay their respects and leave flowers at the castle gates.

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British Prince Charles arrives at the back of Windsor Castle for the funeral of British Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in Windsor, near London, Great Britain on 17 April, 2021. REUTERS / Peter Nicholls
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On the eve of the funeral, a touching photo has been released of the Queen and Duke giving insight into their lives away from protocol.

The royal couple are pictured as they are rarely seen – relaxing together during a summer break and taking in the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands on the Balmoral Estate.

The Queen posted a photo of herself and her husband relaxing in the Scottish Highlands in 2003. Photo: The Countess of Wessex
Philip and the Queen relax on the grass at the Coyles of Muick in 2003. Photo: The Countess of Wessex

Looking completely at ease and smiling warmly at the …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-17 11:11:00