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Prince Philip’s funeral in pictures: How the Royal Family remembered the Duke of Edinburgh

Written by on 18 April 2021

Prince Philip was instrumental in designing his own funeral service which has been in the planning for more than 25 years.

Here, in pictures, is the story of the day.

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Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: The Queen takes her seat for the service Queen Elizabeth II during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: A poignant image – the Queen caught alone in the chapel The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery arrives at Windsor Castle in preparation for the Gun Salute on the palace grounds on the day of the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in Windsor, Britain April 17, 2021. Antonio Olmos/Pool via REUTERS Image: The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery arriving at Windsor Castle in preparation for the gun salute on the palace grounds The Duke of Cambridge (left) and the Duke of Sussex (centre) follow the coffin of their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, as it passes through the Parade Ground, during his funeral at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: The Duke of Cambridge (left) and the Duke of Sussex (centre) follow the coffin The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex following the hearse with Peter Phillips between them Image: Some of those attending, including the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips The Duke of Edinburgh is being laid to rest at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle Image: The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest at St George’s Chapel Members of the military arrive for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor Castle Image: A procession in the lead up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service in Windsor Members of the military arrive for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. The Prince of Wales walks behind The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard, outside St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, before the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: Prince Philip’s coffin was draped in his striking 12ft personal standard and decorated with a wreath of flowers chosen by the monarch, and his Admiral of the Fleet Naval Cap and sword Members of the royal family attend the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS Image: St George’s Chapel, where the funeral was held Members of the royal family follow the coffin into St George's Chapel during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: Members of the Royal Family follow the coffin into the chapel Queen Elizabeth II watches as the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh is placed St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire during his funeral service. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: The Queen watches as the coffin is placed in the chapel, ahead of the service  The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral at St George's Chapel, in Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales The Duke of York during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: The Duke of York during the funeral Britain?s Prince William and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, at St George's Chapel, in Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS Image: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the service Britain's Prince Charles walks behind the hearse on the grounds of Windsor Castle during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS Image: Prince Charles walks behind the hearse Prince Charles follows the coffin as it makes it's way past the Round Tower. Pic: AP Image: Prince Charles follows the coffin as it makes it’s way past the Round Tower. Pic: AP Military in parade dress uniform march past flowers. Pic: AP Image: 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. Pic: AP Soldiers arrive at the Windsor Castle. Pic: AP Image: Soldiers arrive at the Windsor Castle. Pic: AP Members of Household Cavalry march by St George's Chapel. Pic: AP Image: Members of Household Cavalry march by St George’s Chapel. Pic: AP Fell ponies, Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm pullling the Duke of Edinburgh's driving carriage arrive for the funeral of the Duke in Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. Image: Fell ponies, Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm pulling the Duke of Edinburgh’s driving carriage

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