The Duke of Edinburgh’s wish was for a modest ceremony, with about 800 guests; because of the pandemic, 30 people were present
The prince’s funeral Philiphusband of Queen Elizabeth II, happened this Saturday, 17th, at Windsor castle, on England. The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday, April 9, of natural causes. Because of the pandemic, only 30 people attended the event – among children, grandchildren, other relatives and the Queen. Philip’s initial wish was for the ceremony to be simple and modest, with just 800 guests. He also made demands regarding the car that drove the coffin and the music that plays in the Chapel of São Jorge, where the funeral took place.
At 11 am Brasília time (3 pm local time), when the body entered the chapel, a minute of silence was held in memory of the prince consort. Elizabeth was already inside the church, in black robes, next to the head of the Anglican church, Justin Welby – who then conducted the religious ceremony. The period of official mourning in England lasted from the announcement of the death until the burial of Philip. Today, the flags can now be removed from the half mast. At Real family, however, the withdrawal period will last for a few more days.
Both the prince William how much Harry, who broke with the monarchy, attended the funeral. Kate Middleton accompanied her husband, but Meghan Markle, who is pregnant, stayed in California, USA, by medical recommendations. Princes George e Louis, sons of William, in addition to his sister, princess Charlotte, were not invited because they are children. The prince Charles, close in succession to the throne and son of Philip and Elizabeth, was present. The use of a mask is mandatory, but the military robes were dispensed at the request of the Queen, in a nod to her grandson Harry, who lost his decorations when he abdicated his royal duties.