As the British Royal family and the world at large bid farewell to the late, Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, his widow, Queen Elizabeth II paid her last respect to her husband whom she refers to as “the love of her life.’
The couple was married for 73 years before Phillip’s death on 9, April 2021 at the ripe age of 99 years.
While paying tribute to her departed husband, the queen placed a handwritten note on her husband’s casket, a beautiful token of their beautiful days as lovers.
As the duke’s casket was being ferried to be interred in the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel, the late’s naval cap, and the Royal Navy officer’s sword was lad laid on top of his casket.
Other than that, there were white roses beautifully placed and each was categorically chosen by the queen alongside the handwritten note with her final words to her love.
According to E! News, the note read in part,
“I love you“, which was a token of love and appreciation since the two met when the queen was only 13 years old and they used to communicate in letters back in the day.
During the much-publicized funeral proceedings, Queen Elizabeth II sat in solitude inside the chapel in line with the COVID-19 strict guidelines, and even though her face was buried in a mask, one could tell she was in deep sorrow.
It was observed that the royals were not donning military attire, which the queen reportedly banned a few days to the occasion to accommodate Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.
After stepping out of royal duties as a senior prince, Harry’s honorary ranks were scraped off! Because of his decisions, he would have to face the prospect of becoming the only family member to wear a suit during the funeral.
Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, quit their Royal Highness titles and settled on stop using the term ‘royal‘ in official correspondence.
Earlier this year, the pair were stripped of their honorary titles by the Queen after maintaining they will not return as working members of the Royal Family.