History in the making: The striking, emotional images of the royals as they said their final farewell to Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh was farewelled in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
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April 17 marked a sombre day in history as the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip was laid to rest.

The Palace announced the news of Philip’s passing on April 9 with an official statement.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the announcement read.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Prince Philip passed away on April 9, age 99.

(Buckingham Palace)

The Duke’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness‘s Personal Standard and dressed with a wreath of flowers, was rested in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle, where it remained until his funeral procession.

As per his own personal funeral arrangements, His Royal Highness’s coffin was carried in a purpose-built Land Rover (which Philip himself helped design), flanked by military Pallbearers, as part of a small Ceremonial Procession from the State Entrance to St George’s Chapel, for the Funeral Service.

As per tradition, the Royal Family walked behind the coffin from the Quadrangle, down Chapel Hill and into Horseshoe Cloister before the funeral proceedings began.

These are the incredible, emotional, and striking images from the proceedings.



The Queen wore an all-black outfit as she arrived at the service.

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She wore a matching black hat and a facemask.

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The Queen arrives for the funeral Of Prince Philip



The family walked together behind the casket of Prince Philip as his funeral commenced.



Members of the British royal family are seen – Prince Charles, Princess Anne stand before Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Behind them are Prince Harry and Prince William.



Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Duchess Catherine and more stand beside the chapel ahead of the service.



The Duchess of Cambridge wore a classic Roland Mouret dress, along with pearl accessories from The Queen’s own collection.


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The Duchess added a black hat and veil.


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The brothers walked with cousin Peter Phillips next to them behind the casket of their grandfather.


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Following the service, Harry, William and Kate walked out together in conversation.

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Prince William and Prince Harry leave Prince Philip’s funeral together



The family have united after months apart.



Prince Harry flew in at the last minute to be there for the funeral.


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The emotion was clear in the faces of the family members.


Duchess Catherine and Prince William arrived by car for the funeral at Windsor Castle.



Zara and Mike Tindall were also seen arriving by car.



Duchess Catherine entered the chapel without her husband, who was part of the official family procession.



Philip’s casket was driven into Windsor in a car designed by the Royal himself.

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