The Queen left an individual, hand-written message to Prince Philip at his funeral service today as she said a psychological bye-bye to her ‘strength and stay’ after their remarkable 73-year life together.
Buckingham Palace has not yet confirmed the material of the note, which was put along with a wreath consisting of white lilies, small white roses and white freesia, which was hand-chosen by the queen.
Photos from this afternoon only show a glimpse of the note, which seems written on main card from the Palace.
Throughout the service today, the Queen wiped away tears and was forced to grieve alone far from her household in St George’s Chapel.
The Queen left a personal, hand-written message to Prince Philip at his funeral service today. but the content of the note is not known
Her Majesty looked grief-stricken and bowed her head in respect as she accompanied her precious Philip’s casket on its final journey while their oldest kid Prince Charles wept as he strolled behind the casket into church followed by other devastated royals.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin was covered in his individual standard and carried his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers as pallbearers positioned him on to his remarkable self-designed green Land Rover Protector hearse in the castle packed quadrangle loaded with hundreds of armed personnel.
After the 8 minute procession and the 50-minute service, his casket was reduced into the Royal Vault.
A lament was played by an only piper of the Royal Program of Scotland and the Last Post was then sounded by buglers of Philip’s precious Royal Marines who then played Action Stations at the particular request of The Duke of Edinburgh.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, pronounced the True blessing prior to the 30 royal mourners calmly filed out of the church into cars and trucks to take them the brief journey back to castle.
Harry and William decided to stroll back with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and were seen smiling speaking animatedly as they were reunited for the first time in a year where their relationship ended up being fractured.
The emotional Queen had reached the funeral service as the national anthem played and the royal Bentley stopped beside her beloved husband’s casket, where she poignantly paused for a minute of reflection as cannons fired and bells tolled in remembrance of the duke.
Her Majesty was then driven to St George’s Chapel with a girl in waiting Susan Hussey, prior to being sat alone at the front of the church where she stood and bowed her head throughout the nationwide minute’s silence. She looked at the coffin throughout the poignant service, where her children and grandchildren were on the edge of tears.
The couple, envisioned together on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in November 2007
Following behind the casket was the royal procession, led by Philip’s kids Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. The grandchildren, consisting of Prince William and Prince Harry, followed however the feuding brothers were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips, viewed as a ‘peacemaker’ in between the two.
The Duke of Cambridge got in the chapel one location ahead of his younger brother, as the mourners submitted into the historical gothic building without saying anything to each other. But they later spoke as they strolled back to the castle, with Kate taking a step back to let them spend time alone.
The Queen had actually chosen that no royals need to wear military uniform after Prince Andrew required to dress as an Admiral and Prince Harry was stripped of his titles. They were enabled to use their medals, nevertheless.
As well as the king’s own private message, a handwritten card for the Duke was likewise left by Meghan Markle.
The Duchess of Sussex – who is around six-months pregnant with Prince Harry’s 2nd kid – was recommended not to make the 10-hour flight to Britain for the funeral service by her doctor.
Rather, she saw the ceremony on tv from her and Harry’s ₤ 11million mansion in California while her other half was in presence.
A wreath from the couple was earlier left in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, to mark their respects, sources told PA news firm.
Meghan and Harry personally selected the locally-sourced flowers for their homage – including Acanthus mollis (Bear’s breeches), the nationwide flower of Greece, to represent Philip’s heritage, and Eryngium (sea holly), to represent the Royal Militaries.
The wreath also features campanula for gratitude and long lasting love, rosemary to represent remembrance, lavender for dedication, and roses in honour of June being Philip’s birth month.