Queen has final private goodbye with beloved Prince Philip

The Queen had a private moment this morning to say goodbye to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, her 73-year-old husband.

According to The Mirror, the Queen spent some time with the Duke’s coffin before it was moved this morning.

The Duke of Edinburgh was not in the state, but in a private chapel in Windsor Castle.

This morning at 11 a.m. the coffin was placed in front of the funeral service.

The Queen paused for a moment to look at Philip’s coffin before his final trip to St. George’s Chapel, reports The mirror.

Prince Philip and the Queen were married for 73 years before he died at the castle on April 9 at the age of 99.

Due to Covid restrictions, the monarch will sit alone during the socially distant funeral and wear a face mask throughout.

Only 30 people are allowed to participate in the discounted service broadcast on BBC One, ITV and Sky.

In accordance with the Covid guidelines, 15 people will participate in the wake.

In a statement, the royal family said it will be a “ceremonial royal burial” that is “very much in line” with Prince Philip’s wishes.

The coffin is said to emerge from Windsor Castle before being placed on a purpose-built Land Rover hearse.

A military escort will travel to St. George’s Chapel and members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force will line the processional route.

Prince Charles and Princess Anne will lead the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex and other family members who walk behind the Duke’s coffin during the eight-minute funeral procession.

The queen will arrive by car.

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