Prince Philip’s body is reportedly moved when the Queen dies – so that the devoted couple can “be together forever”.
The Duke’s coffin is placed in the royal vault of St. George’s Chapel until the Queen comes by.
It is believed that he will then be buried with the Queen in the memorial chapel, whose coffins are buried together.
Revelation comes as the Royal Family shared today – April 10th – a moving quote from the Queen about the Duke of Edinburgh from a speech she gave in 1997 on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary.
She said: “He (Philip) has simply been my strength and my abode over the years, and I and all his family and this and many other countries owe him a greater debt than he would ever ask, or we ever will Experienced. “
The Queen spoke in November 1997 over lunch at the Banqueting House, London, in which she looked back on “a remarkable 50 years”.
The couple celebrated their 73rd and final wedding anniversary together in November last year.
The date of Prince Philip’s funeral, which he says will be a scaled-down affair, will be announced in the coming days.
Before the Duke of Edinburgh is laid to rest, he is examined by a member of the medical household who is investigating the cause of death.
This is expected to take place in the medical wing of Windsor Castle.
The Duke is then placed in a coffin which is brought to St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The sun reports.
There he will lie at rest so that family members and invited guests have a chance to show their respects before he is taken to the royal tomb at Frogmore Gardens.
Because Philip asked not to hold a state funeral, he will not be in the state – if a king is placed in a coffin for the public to pay their respects.
This took place in Westminster Hall for the last century, with King Edward VII being the first British monarch to do so in 1910.
The Queen is believed to be at Prince Philip’s bed when he died at Windsor Castle, and he spent his final days taking care of himself, it is reported.
The Duke reportedly refused to return to the hospital and died “peacefully” in his private apartment on Friday morning, just two months before his 100th birthday.
Britain’s longest serving wife was discharged from a London hospital on March 16 after a month-long stay during which he underwent heart surgery and was treated for an infection.
Later today, gun salutes on the Duke’s death are due to take place across Britain, Gibraltar and at sea.
Saluting batteries will fire 41 rounds per round from noon in cities such as London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast as well as in Gibraltar and from warships of the Royal Navy, the Ministry of Defense said.