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Prince Philip laid to rest in a strict COVID-19 protocol funeral

The entire royal procession and funeral took place out of public view with only 30 people in attendance

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Prince Philip was laid to rest after a strict COVID-19 protocol funeral on Saturday.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at age 99, was interred in the Royal Vault at St George´s Chapel alongside the remains of 24 other royals, including three kings of England after a 50-minute service attended by just 30 guests.

The queen set an example even in grief, as she sat apart from family members who were arrayed around the church during the funeral service.

The entire royal procession and funeral took place out of public view within the grounds of the castle, a 950-year-old royal residence 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of London, which was broadcast live on television.

Instead of the 800 mourners expected in the longstanding plans for Philip’s funeral, amid pandemic restrictions, only 30 people were allowed inside the castle’s St. George’s Chapel.

The people in attendance included the widowed British monarch, her four children, and her eight grandchildren.

The 30 funeral guests also included other senior royals and several of his German relatives.

During the service, Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, sat opposite the monarch alongside his wife, Camilla. While Prince Andrew sat apart at two seats to the queen’s left.

Meanwhile. Prince William and his wife, Kate, sat directly opposite from his brother, Prince Harry, who had travelled back from California without his pregnant wife, Meghan.

The whole world’s eyes were set on Prince Harry who for the first time reunited with his family after stepping down from royal duties.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh during his funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle (AP Photo)
Mourners during the funeral of Prince Philip. (Photo: PTI/AP file)
Prince William and Prince Harry follow behind the coffin. (Photo: PTI/AP file)
The world also witnessed as Philip’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault, Royal Marine buglers sounded “Action Stations,”, a naval call to battle that alerts sailors to prepare for battle.
Its inclusion, after the traditional bugle call of “The Last Post,” signaling that a soldier has gone to his final resting place. It was a personal request from Prince  Philip.

The world attempted the funeral through the eyes of social media. The main highlights of the funeral procession filled the Twitter timeline.


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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.