The Queen honored the Duke of Edinburgh’s most loyal and trusted assistants, some of whom played key roles in his funeral, in a rare series of awards to mark what would have been the 100th anniversary of her late husband.

The rare Demise Awards were given following the Duke’s death to recognize the service of those closest to Prince Philippe.

The Duke’s longtime private secretary Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO).

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Porters carrying the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin in St George’s Chapel

Brig Miller-Bakewell, who was also Philip’s treasurer, was the Duke’s right-hand man for 11 years, assuming the role in 2010.

William Henderson, who was the Duke’s page, became a lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO).

Philip’s valet, David Berwick, who worked for the QueenThe 46-year-old husband, joining his team in 1975, was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO).

The three years devoted to the service of the Duke and the Royal Family, and were invited to stand behind his coffin as he was transported through the grounds of Windsor Castle on a Land Rover hearse.

The Queen last bestowed the Demise Honors 19 years ago in 2002, in a combined list following the deaths of her mother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret, honoring individuals such as private secretaries, ladies of honor and the bearer party.

She recognized other people who played key roles at Philip’s funeral, including the Land Rover crew.

The Duke designed a bespoke Land Rover Defender TD5 130 as his own hearse and the vehicle was used to transport his casket from the castle to the chapel.

UNDER EMBARGO: Do not post or transmit before 10:00 PM BST on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh pictured 1/6/2020 in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle before her 99th birthday on Wednesday.  Photo by the AP.  Issue date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The Queen wears an Angela Kelly dress with the Cullinan V diamond brooch. The Duke wears a Household Division tie.  See PA ROYAL Philip's story.  Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons / PA Wire
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Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh pictured 1/6/2020 in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of her 99th birthday

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