The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, was laid to rest on Saturday in an intimate funeral at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Queen Elizabeth and her family paid their last respects to Prince Philip for his naval past, his international heritage and seven decades of service in which he helped guide the queen through repeated crises.
Queen Elizabeth, 94, seen for the first time since his death, dressed in black and in a white trimmed black mask, stood alone as her husband of 73 years was lowered into the Royal Vault in a service attended by senior royals, including heir Prince Charles and his sons Princes William and Harry.
The queen was placed alone in the ceremony at St George’s Chapel with her children, grandchildren and a select group of royal mourners, separated due to COVID-19 rules.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at age 99, was interred in the Royal Vault after a 50-minute service.
His coffin was carried the short distance to St George’s Chapel on a modified Land Rover, which the duke himself helped to design.
The funeral procession was headed by the Band of the Grenadier Guards, the Major General’s party, and military service chiefs.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles made up the front row behind the vehicle, followed by Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, the four children of the Duke.
His grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, walked either side of their cousin Peter Phillips.
The brothers sat on opposite sides of the aisle but were seen chatting together after they left the service.
The funeral service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, with the Archbishop of Canterbury pronouncing the blessing.
The funeral took place entirely within the grounds of the castle and the public were asked not to gather there or at other royal residences.