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Monday, 24 June 2024 – 07:50

Prince Philip laid to rest in funeral at Windsor Castle

Prince Philip has been laid to rest at an intimate funeral at Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday 9 April at the age of 99. Today, his coffin was carried to St George’s Chapel on a modified Land Rover, which the duke himself helped to design.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 30 mourners were allowed inside St George’s Chapel, though more than 700 members of the armed forces took part in the event. During the ceremony, the Queen was seated alone and other attendees were socially distanced.

A national minute’s silence was held to mark the start of the duke’s funeral at 3pm on Saturday, which was televised and received extensive media coverage.

During the event, the “kindness, humour and humanity” of the late Duke were praised and remembered.

Among those attending the funeral were a small group of Philip’s family and friends, including the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales. The Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Wessex and Duke of York were all also in attendance.

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