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Prince Philip laid to rest @ St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

- Queen sat alone to say goodbye in keeping with coronavirus restrictions
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin is carried on the West Steps of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Photo: Getty Images
In the event that was televised and live-streamed online and across social media, Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to her husband of 73 years while dressed in black, wearing a mask and sitting alone due to coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Internet Source
In the event that was televised and live-streamed online and across social media, Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to her husband of 73 years while dressed in black, wearing a mask and sitting alone due to coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Internet Source
The Duke of Edinburgh's sword and navy cap on top of the coffin. Photo: AP
The Duke of Edinburgh's sword and navy cap on top of the coffin. Photo: AP
The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest at St George's Chapel. Photo: Sky News
The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest at St George's Chapel. Photo: Sky News
Detachments of service personnel from the military units the duke had a special relationship with were there, as well as troops from the Household Cavalry and the Foot Guards. Photo: AP
Detachments of service personnel from the military units the duke had a special relationship with were there, as well as troops from the Household Cavalry and the Foot Guards. Photo: AP
The Queen watches as the coffin is placed in the chapel, ahead of the service. Photo: Sky News
The Queen watches as the coffin is placed in the chapel, ahead of the service. Photo: Sky News
Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Prince Edward walk together before the funeral of Prince Philip. Photo: Getty Images
Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Prince Edward walk together before the funeral of Prince Philip. Photo: Getty Images
In a short ceremony on Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21 Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Photo: GIS/Facebook
In a short ceremony on Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21 Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Photo: GIS/Facebook
House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock signs the book on condolences in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock signs the book on condolences in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie signs the book of condolences in honour of Prince Philip. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie signs the book of condolences in honour of Prince Philip. Photo: Team of Reporters
WINDSOR, Berkshire, UK - Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has been laid to rest following an intimate funeral in Windsor attended by close friends and families today Saturday, April 17, 2021.

The funeral was attended by a small group at the St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, which began with a national minute of silence at 3 pm.

In the event that was televised and live-streamed online and across social media, Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to her husband of 73 years while dressed in black, wearing a mask and sitting alone due to coronavirus restrictions.

Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9, 2021, in Windsor Castle and was the UK longest-serving consort; the name used to describe the spouse of a reigning monarch, and had been married to the Queen for 73 years.

Huge ceremonial support from military

But while the funeral ceremony was limited to 30 people inside the Chapel, more than 700 military personnel provided ceremonial support outside in honour of Prince Philip's own decorated military career.

Members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force were all in attendance and Prince Philip's coffin was carried on a custom-built Land Rover Defender hearse designed by the duke and modified according to CNN.

At the end of the ceremony, the duke's coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault, where many members of the royal family have been laid to rest. The vault, set beneath the chapel, was built by George III, who is one of several kings buried within.

The vault, however, will not be Philip's final resting place, when the Queen dies, the remains of Prince Philip will be transferred to the King George VI memorial chapel to lie next to her.

VI saluted Prince Phillip ahead of funeral

Meanwhile, in the Virgin Islands (VI), a short ceremony on Saturday, April 10, 2021, marked the death of Prince Philip with a 21-Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Governor John J. Rankin CMG.

Members of the House of Assembly also paid tribute to the Prince at the Seventh Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly on April 15, 2021.

VI Legislators also signed the book of condolences, including Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Deputy Premier Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), House Speaker Hon Julian Willock, Deputy Speaker Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) and others including Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2).

Several members from the Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP) also signed the book of condolences in respect to the Duke of Edinburgh.

9 Responses to “Prince Philip laid to rest @ St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle”

  • White blogger (17/04/2021, 20:25) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    Rip prince
  • Fire bun (17/04/2021, 20:48) Like (11) Dislike (35) Reply
    They killed so much blacks and all now they don't apologize. Fire for all of them rass.
  • SMH (17/04/2021, 23:12) Like (9) Dislike (20) Reply
    Bunch of opressers
  • rattie (18/04/2021, 01:21) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good send off
  • Rubber Duck (18/04/2021, 02:09) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
    Very good to see our leaders signing the book
    • @ rubber duck (18/04/2021, 08:29) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      Did they signed one fir Ralph and Mandela?
    • @rubber duck (18/04/2021, 12:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Funny how our leaders become your leaders when they do your bidding, but every other time, you and your racist Euro brothers and sisters continually disrespect, envy, and blatantly ‘TRY’ to sabotage our leaders and our nation?
  • REST IN PEACE (18/04/2021, 13:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest In Peace Prince Philip. You represented well.
    Very good service. Lovely, simple, beautiful. May God continue
    to bless the Queen.

  • musa (18/04/2021, 14:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop the hate it take you to hellish planet , forgive your enemies in that way the supreme lord will bless you so you can enjoy heavenly peace.


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