Queen Elizabeth II is sitting alone within the quire of St George’s Chapel throughout the funeral of Prince Philip, the person who had been by her aspect for 73 years.
Philip, who died April 9 on the age of 99, was being laid to relaxation within the Royal Vault at Windsor Citadel after a funeral service steeped in army and royal custom — but additionally pared down and infused along with his personal character.
Folks throughout Britain have noticed one minute of silence in honor of Philip simply earlier than his royal ceremonial funeral bought underway.
Following strict social distancing guidelines throughout the pandemic, the queen set an instance even in grief, sitting other than relations arrayed across the church. Simply 30 mourners have been allowed to attend the service at St. George’s on the grounds of Windsor Citadel, the place the queen has stayed to keep away from getting COVID-19.
Different royals who’re in household bubbles are sitting collectively.
The service started with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby getting into the chapel forward of the coffin, adopted by Philip’s kids and three of his eight grandchildren, as a four-member choir sang I’m the resurrection and the life.