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Queen Elizabeth II sits alone at Prince Philip's funeral, family says farewell at St. George's Chapel

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A week after his death, Prince Philip is being laid to rest Saturday with a funeral fit for a royal, but within the confines of Britain’s COVID-19 pandemic rules and in the “no fuss” manner the Duke of Edinburgh requested.

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by a lady-in waiting, wore a mask and rode in a state Bentley at the rear of the procession.

Regiments and units with links to Philip lined the route as his coffin was carried to St. George’s Chapel for the funeral service, while military bands played hymns and classical tunes.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh during his funeral at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Hundreds of troops marched into the grounds of Windsor Castle for the royal ceremonial funeral for Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years, who died April 9 at age 99.

More than 700 servicemen and servicewomen from the army, navy, air force and marines are to perform ceremonial roles in the funeral procession, reflecting Philip’s Royal Navy service and ties with the military.

They include soldiers of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, who will fire a gun salute, Guards regiments in scarlet tunics and bearskin hats, Highlanders in kilts and sailors in white naval hats.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with his personal standard, is carried to a custom Land Rover hearse during his funeral at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021.

Royal family arrives at St. George’s Chapel

Due to pandemic restrictions, only the royal members of the family are allowed in the chapel for the service. In attendance are the queen, her heir Prince Charles the Prince of Wales, his sons, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, Charles’ and William’s duchess wives, Camilla and Kate, as well as Philip’s three other children, Princess Anne the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew Duke of York, and Prince Edward Earl of Wessex. Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, and Sophie Countess of Wessex are also in attendance.

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