Where will Prince Philip be buried, will he have a state funeral and where are other royals buried? The Duke of Edinburgh may have a low-key ceremony.
Queen ‘kept Philip’s handkerchief and treasured photo in handbag during funeral’
The Queen carried fond reminders of her 73-year marriage to Prince Philip at his funeral, it has been reported.
She is said to have kept a photo of the pair as newlyweds in Malta shortly before she became Queen.
According to a royal insider, it sat in her handbag with one of the late duke’s handkerchiefs, which could often be seen folded neatly in the breast pocket of his suit on public engagements.
The items were the closest comforts available to her at times, as coronavirus restrictions forced her to sit separately from her family during the ceremony.
The scaled-down commemoration included just 30 guests, the maximum currently allowed, in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip, who died aged 99 on April 9, was laid to rest on Saturday afternoon.
The Queen is thought to have left a handwritten note on the duke’s coffin signed ‘Lillibet’, a childhood nickname which he continued to call her by until his passing.
She also laid a wreath of flowers she had specially selected for the occasion.
The Malta photograph was one of the pair’s most treasured mementos, according to the royal source cited by MailOnline.
Philip was stationed on the Mediterranean island from 1949 to 1951 as a naval officer.
The Queen recalled ‘happy’ memories living there in a speech delivered during a three-day state visit in 2015.
Malta would prove to be last foreign country she visited before handing responsibility for overseas visits to her children and grandchildren.
Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walked behind Philip’s coffin during the funeral procession, followed by his grandsons, son-in-law, and the Queen’s nephew, the Earl of Snowdon.
The family will continue to grieve this week, although the period of national mourning has now ended.
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Although well-wishers were urged to not line the streets of Windsor, they could watch the ceremony on TV.
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