Britain's Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat at the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip, on Saturday, April 17.In pictures: Prince Philip's funeral
Updated 1705 GMT (0105 HKT) April 17, 2021
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat at the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip, on Saturday, April 17.
Prince Philip, the late husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was laid to rest Saturday in an intimate service at St. George's Chapel, which lies within the grounds of Windsor Castle.
By royal standards, the service was a relatively muted affair. The ceremony was limited to 30 people, in line with England's current coronavirus restrictions. Those in attendance included senior members of the royal family as well as relatives and some of Philip's close friends.
Philip's coffin was taken to the chapel in a procession led by the Band of the Grenadier Guards. A Land Rover carrying his coffin was followed on foot by his children, other members of the royal family, and royal aides. The Queen arrived at the chapel separately.
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99 on April 9. He was the nation's longest-serving consort — the name used to describe the spouse of a reigning monarch — and he had been married to the Queen for 73 years.
While primarily known for his marriage to the Queen, Philip was an extraordinary figure in his own right. He was born into the turmoil of inter-war Europe and became a naval officer decorated for heroism in World War II.
Because of England's coronavirus restrictions, only 30 people attended the ceremony at St. George's Chapel.Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, bow their heads in prayer during the ceremony.All members of the congregation wore a face covering during the funeral.Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are seen on television as people watch the funeral from a pub in Winkfield, England.David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, speaks during the funeral.Philip's grandson Prince Harry attends the funeral service. His wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was advised by her doctor to stay at home in the United States. She is pregnant with the couple's second child.The end of the funeral was marked by the Buglers of the Royal Marines sounding "Action Stations," an announcement that would traditionally be made on a naval warship to signify that all hands should go to battle stations.The Queen, left, watches as pallbearers carry Philip's coffin inside St. George's Chapel.Guardsmen and royal household staff take part in the ceremony.Prince Edward sits with his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and their two children, James and Louise, during the funeral.Philip was intimately involved in planning his own funeral service, making sure the ceremony reflected his military affiliations and personal interests.Pallbearers are followed by members of the royal family inside St. George's Chapel.The Queen stands during the funeral. She and Prince Philip were married for 73 years.Philip's coffin is carried up the steps of the chapel.Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, sit in St. George's Chapel during the funeral.Drivers, Grenadier Guards and royal household staff stand outside during the funeral.Members of the royal family walk behind Philip's coffin during the procession to St. George's Chapel. At right is Philip's son Prince Andrew. Behind Andrew are Philip's grandsons Prince William, Peter Phillips and Prince Harry.During the procession, Philip's coffin was carried by a modified Land Rover that he helped design.From left, Philip's grandsons Peter Phillips, Prince William and Prince Harry take part in the funeral procession.The procession advances toward St. George's Chapel.Philip's coffin, draped with his personal flag, had his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers laid on top.Prince Charles and Princess Anne prepare for the funeral procession to begin.The Queen arrives at St. George's Chapel.Some of Philip's closest aides, including his private secretary and personal protection officer, also walked in the procession. Philip's coffin arrives at St. George's Chapel.Pallbearers carry Philip's coffin into St. George's Chapel.Members of the royal family walk behind Philip's coffin during the procession to St. George's Chapel. In the first row here are Philip's sons Prince Andrew, left, and Prince Edward. Behind them are Philip's grandsons Prince William, Peter Phillips and Prince Harry.Prince Charles walks behind his father's coffin during the procession.Images of the Queen and Prince Philip are displayed at London's Piccadilly Circus on Saturday.Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, attends Philip's funeral.Students from Gordonstoun, Philip's former school, observe a minute of silence Saturday in Moray, Scotland.The Queen is seen in the Royal Bentley on the way to her husband's funeral.Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, stand outside St. George's Chapel before the funeral.Members of the military gather in Windsor Castle's Quadrangle ahead of the funeral.Members of the Coldstream Guards march at Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral.Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrives for the funeral service.Prince Philip's insignia is seen on the altar at St. George's Chapel.Floral tributes are laid out on the grounds of Windsor Castle.Military members are seen in formation before the funeral.A woman takes a photo of her children outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday.Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, the Fell ponies that belonged to Prince Philip, are led through the grounds of Windsor Castle before the funeral.Young sailors from Prince Philip's former school Gordonstoun lay a wreath in the Moray Firth, off the coast of Hopeman Harbour. Hopeman Harbour is where Philip first learned to sail.People gather outside Windsor Castle before the funeral.People are seen outside Windsor Castle.A nine-gun salute is fired in Valletta, Malta, to honor Prince Philip before his funeral.A minute of silence is observed for Philip before a professional soccer match in London between Brentford and Millwall on Saturday.A police officer stands guard at Windsor Castle before the funeral.The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery enters Windsor Castle.A flag flies at half-staff over Buckingham Palace on Saturday.Original Article