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Prince Philip’s Funeral: The Duke of Edinburgh’s ‘No Fuss’ Service Was ‘As He Would Have Loved It’ Says Mike Tindall | UK News

Prince Philip’s scaled-down funeral was “how he would have liked it,” his grandson Mike Tindall said.

Only 30 guests were allowed to attend the service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor due to coronavirus restrictions.

But Tindall said that despite the hardships of grief, it was the “perfect” way to say goodbye to the Duke.

Queen Elizabeth II (left) and The Prince of Wales (right) at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire.  Photo date: Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Only 30 guests were allowed to attend the funeral at St George’s Chapel

“Look, it’s been 10 tough days, and I look back on the day (and) I think as strange as it was, with no crowds and with the social distancing and the way everything was, I think it was the day perfect would have liked it – if that makes any sense, ”the ex-athlete told his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby.

“No problem, continue.”

He added that his admiration for the Queen rose after seeing her “lead by example” by sitting alone due to social distancing rules.

“My love for the queen was even better, she was sitting there completely alone,” he said.

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“Separate in terms of” this is what the world is right now, and I’m going to lead by example “and she’s amazing, literally amazing.”

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain takes her seat for the funeral of Prince Philip of Great Britain, who died at the age of 99, at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Britain on April 17, 2021. Victoria Jones / Pool via REUTERS
Queen is alone due to coronavirus restrictions

the Duke of EdinburghThe funeral had taken years in planning, with Philippe insisting that he did not want a state funeral.

Originally, around 800 guests had been booked for the event, but lockdown restrictions meant the list was to be capped at 30.

The duke’s coffin arrived in a custom Land Rover of his own design, draped in his personal banner and brown cap, whip and gloves on top.

File photo dated 12/3/2020 of Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall during day three of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.  Mike Tindall has announced that his wife Zara, the Queen's granddaughter, is pregnant with their third child.
The couple are pictured at the Cheltenham Festival in 2020 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic
Mike Tindall is pictured second left with The Duke right in 2008

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This notice was published: 2021-04-21 19:40:00