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The Queen Stood By Herself At Prince Philip's Funeral Is 'Heartbreaking'

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The Queen Stood By Herself At Prince Philip's Funeral Is 'Heartbreaking'

Prince Philip is being laid to rest at St George's Chapel today (17), and images of Queen Elizabeth II stood by herself during the service have been called 'heartbreaking'.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away earlier this month at the age of 99, leaving behind his wife, the Queen, and four children.

While in normal times hundreds would have attended the service today, Covid restrictions currently in place mean that only 30 people are able to attend.

And footage of the service in Windsor has struck a chord with the millions watching, with many saying how desperately sorry they are to see the Queen having to stand by herself in the chapel.

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Sharing a photo from the service, one user said: "Whilst stood alone, the Queen stands with the highest amount of dignity. She really does embody so much even at times of utter heartbreak, an inspiration for us all.


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Echoing these sentiments, another wrote: "Heartbreaking to see the queen alone."

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A third person added: "Seeing the Queen sat alone is a deeply upsetting sight - my heart goes out to her, but also to the many thousands of families who've also had to grieve lost loved ones during the pandemic I wouldn't wish that experience on anybody."

While another added: "So sad seeing the Queen, alone and her head bowed, one of the most heartbreaking scenes you'll see today."

The tragic news of Prince Philip's passing was announced on the Royal Family's Twitter account on 9 April.

In a statement, Her Majesty said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

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Prince Philip's funeral service at St George's Chapel. Credit: PA
Prince Philip's funeral service at St George's Chapel. Credit: PA

"Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

His coffin was carried to St George's Chapel on a modified Land Rover Defender TD5 130 chassis cab vehicle, which he spent 16 years helping to design.

The Defender was made at Land Rover's factory in Solihull in 2003 and over the intervening years he oversaw the modifications, including a military green repaint, the open top rear and the stops to secure his coffin in place - which were made to his exact specifications.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: prince philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor, Funeral, Royal Family

Dominic Smithers
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