Despite the scaled back ceremony due to coronavirus restrictions, members of the royal family were in attendance on Saturday, April 17, as Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest. The televised event was held at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, and the duke’s children — Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward — were all in attendance (via The New York Times). Since there was a limit of only 30 guests allowed at the church service, not every member of the royal family could attend, but Prince William and Kate Middleton were there.
In fact, the Duchess of Cambridge even honored the queen at the ceremony by wearing a necklace from her collection (via Today). The four-strand pearl necklace was also once worn by William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, so it had an even deeper meaning. However, that wasn’t the only way the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid respects to the queen and the late Prince Philip.
William and Kate posted on their social accounts about the duke's dedication to the queen
After the ceremony, Prince William and Kate Middleton posted a touching sentiment about Prince Philip to their joint social media account. On both Twitter and Instagram, the @KensingtonRoyal account shared a few photos from the ceremony along with some words about Prince Philip’s dedication to the queen. The post read, “The Duke of Edinburgh was a devoted consort to Her Majesty The Queen for nearly 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death.”
In one of the photos posted online, you can see Prince William walking behind his grandfather’s coffin as part of the procession to the church (via Page Six). This post was just days after the couple also shared an adorable and rare photo of the queen and Prince Philip with a few of their great-grandchildren on Instagram. Along with the heartfelt post about Prince Philip’s dedication to the queen, the @KensingtonRoyal account also retweeted a photo from the royal family’s official account of Prince Philip tipping his hat with the caption “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
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