Historic funeral processions and memorial services
Prince Philip's life honored in intimate funeral with just 30 members of the royal family
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The life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving British consort, was honored on April 17 in an uncharacteristically intimate funeral, with only 30 members of the royal family in attendance. This was, of course, due to the ongoing pandemic regulations. In the moving procession, Philip's children—Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew—walked behind his casket, with grandchildren Prince William, Peter Philips, and Prince Harry behind them. At the end of the procession was Queen Elizabeth II who rode alongside a lady-in-waiting in the state Bentley. The late Prince's coffin was carried in a Land Rover, which he'd had a hand in designing, and he was placed in the Royal Vault underneath the Quire at St. George's Chapel.
As send-offs go, the state funeral procession is a grand way to depart this world. Popes, politicians, royalty, and even actors and musicians are all included in the list of those who've been afforded this considerable honor, or the next best thing, a special memorial service.
Click through the following gallery and pay your respects to those who were sent off in style.
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