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Saying Cheers to Prince Philip


Written by Devon Mitchell

On Friday, April 9, Prince Philip, the husband of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, died. On Saturday, April 17, the royal family and the U.K. mourned his death, as the Duke was laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. 

At 3:00 p.m., a moment of silence across the U.K. was held to observe the start of the funeral. Windsor High Street fell in silence in commemoration of the fallen duke.

Members of the royal family, including Prince Philip’s four children and grandchildren, walked in a funeral procession behind his coffin to the Chapel. A solemn scene took place with only 30 mourners, socially distanced with masks, inside St. George’s amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip’s wife of 73 years, sat alone in the front pew of the church. The mourners remembered the Duke’s, “kindness, humor, and humanity,” according to the Dean of Windsor.

As a nation mourns the death of Prince Philip, they remember the years of service the duke gave to the U.K. His 99 long years will forever be remembered and loved.