Apr 19, 2021
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Why was Prince Philip buried “temporarily”?

Prince Philip On April 17, they were buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The husband of the British Queen Elizabeth II died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99, several months before his centenary. The funeral was broadcast live by the main British TV channels.

Funeral of Prince Philip in Windsor.
Funeral of Prince Philip in Windsor. Photo: Stephen Locke

How was the ceremony?

Before the memorial service, the country honored the memory of the Prince of Edinburgh with a minute of silence. Initially, about 800 guests were supposed to take part in the funeral ceremony. But due to coronavirus restrictions, the maximum number of participants in the funeral was limited to 30 – this rule was extended to members of the royal family.

Only the closest family members were able to attend the last farewell, including the prince’s four children and eight grandchildren. Queen Elizabeth II appeared before the public for the first time after the death of her husband. The ceremony was attended by her grandchildren – the Duke of Cambridge William with family members and the Duke of Sussex Harry… The latter flew to the funeral from the United States. His wife Meghan Markle She could not come because she was pregnant and the doctors advised her to stay at home.

Not attending the funeral at Windsor Castle British Prime Minister Boris Johnson… He refused the seat in favor of one of the family members, as the number of those present was limited. All guests of the ceremony were wearing medical masks.

Why will Philip be reburied later?

The coffin with the prince’s body was taken to the chapel in a hearse made on the basis of a military modification of a Land Rover jeep. Philip himself took part in the design of this car. The memorial service was conducted by the spiritual head of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the abbot of the chapel David Conner… After its completion, the oak coffin with the body of Prince Philip, along with a marble pedestal, was lowered into the underground royal tomb to the sound of bagpipes on a special lift.

The farewell ceremony ended with the performance of the Prelude and Fugue in C minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. The royal burial vault will become only a temporary haven for Prince Philip. After the Queen of Great Britain passes away, her wife, according to tradition, will be reburied with her – in another part of the chapel. The Queen’s father is now buried there. George VI, his wife, and also the younger sister of Her Majesty the Princess Margaret

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