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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, laid to rest

Members of Britain’s royal family gathered in Windsor, England, for the funeral of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving consort in the history of the monarchy. He died at age 99 on April 9.

Here’s what took place:

  • Philip’s coffin was transported from Windsor Castle to St. George’s Chapel in a Land Rover he helped design.
  • Family members followed on foot, with the queen in the state Bentley at the rear. Princes Harry and William walked with their cousin Peter Phillips between them, feeding speculation of continuing tensions.
  • The queen sat alone during the funeral.
  • All aspects of the funeral plan — code named “Operation Forth Bridge” — were modified to comply with coronavirus restrictions. The guest list was limited to 30. Mourners wore face masks and refrained from singing.
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Philip’s coffin was transported from Windsor Castle to St. George’s Chapel in a Land Rover he helped design.
Family members followed on foot, with the queen in the state Bentley at the rear. Princes Harry and William walked with their cousin Peter Phillips between them, feeding speculation of continuing tensions.
The queen sat alone during the funeral.
All aspects of the funeral plan — code named “Operation Forth Bridge” — were modified to comply with coronavirus restrictions. The guest list was limited to 30. Mourners wore face masks and refrained from singing.

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