UK: Prince Philip Funeral: Royal Family honours duke’s ‘humour and humanity’ – BBC News

Prince Philip. Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh has been laid to rest in an intimate funeral at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The Dean of Windsor paid tribute to Prince Philip’s “kindness, humour and humanity” during the ceremony.

The congregation wore masks and was socially distanced in line with Covid rules, with the Queen seated alone.

The duke’s children walked behind his coffin in a funeral procession, followed by a national minute’s silence.   

More than 730 members of the armed forces took part in the event, but there was a limit of 30 mourners inside St George’s Chapel, under coronavirus rules.


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  • brandli62  On 04/18/2021 at 8:55 am

    As mentioned previously I am not a friend of monarchies as nobody should be entitled to office and privileges on the basis of birth right. My late grandfather, Cyril Lionel Kranenburg, Accountant-General of British Guiana, attended the Queen’s coronation in 1953 as a representative of British Guiana.

    May both rest in peace.

  • Kman  On 04/18/2021 at 11:03 am

    your grandfather was given an OBE, so that made him part of the elite.

    Too much is being made of royalty.

    • brandli62  On 04/18/2021 at 11:51 am

      Given his function as Accountant-General, you are correct that he was part of the colonial elite! He did however not gain that position by birth right. He was the son of poor immigrants from Suriname. His father went initially to Guyana in search of gold and a better life. His mother was the daughter of a slave and raised on a Jewish-owned plantation in Western Suriname. He was given the OBE for drafting the “Financial Regulations, 1955,” an exceedingly useful and comprehensive financial guide. It was in use for decades, even after Guyana become independent.

  • Kman  On 04/18/2021 at 11:05 am

    This guy died of COVID 19, but they are ashamed to say it.

  • Morning star  On 04/19/2021 at 2:31 am

    That’s just so mean, Philip was amazing !!!stop slagging off people you don’t know . This nasty comment comes from low class uneducated bush people who are so clearly unhappy . But happy when running down and gossiping others who are not here to defend themselves

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/19/2021 at 9:03 pm

    Prince Philip Received Shocking Death Diagnosis — Queen Elizabeth Collapsed

    Camille Heimbrod | Entertainment Times

    Prince Philip, allegedly, received a shocking death diagnosis that made Queen Elizabeth collapsed in utter shock.

    According to Globe, Prince Philip’s doctors told him that he only had around 90 days to live. When the queen heard the news, she was, allegedly, very upset.

    Even though Prince Philip was already 97 back when the dubious story was first published, the queen, allegedly, felt that she needed more time to be with her husband.

    According to an unnamed source, the Duke of Edinburgh was diagnosed with cancer. And his deadly illness was, allegedly, the reason behind his decision to quit his royal duties in 2017. However, it is important to note that Prince Philip was already in his late 90s then. And he had every right to retire.

    “Philip is near the end. He can’t weigh more than 93 pounds. His face is gaunt, his eyes sunken, and he attempts to hide his skeletal body under layers of clothing. The cancer is the real reason he stepped away from public life last fall and moved into a cottage on the queen’s Sandringham estate. He didn’t want the world – or his wife – to see him wasting away,” the source said.

    The insider also claimed that Prince Philip is a proud man so he vowed to cheat death. However, those close to him are extremely worried about his dying.

    According to the source, Prince Philip also revealed his diagnosis at a party. One of the male guests told the dad of four that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. And Prince Philip, allegedly, told the guest that he was diagnosed with the same illness.

    “That’s what I’ve got!” Prince Philip, allegedly, said casually. And when the queen heard his revelation, she, allegedly, gasped and fainted.

    “She fell forward in a heap. Her bodyguards rushed to her side – and kept the other guests at bay until a medical team arrived. Philip dealt with the drama amazingly well. He knows no one is immortal, himself included. At his age, life itself is a terminal disease,” the source said.

    [Reported in 2020]

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