Queen Elizabeth has tearfully bid a ultimate farewell to her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, and left a handwritten be aware on prime of his casket.
Queen Elizabeth II penned a handwritten be aware in honor of her husband Prince Philip, who sadly handed away on the age of 99. The reigning British monarch, 94, tearfully stated her ultimate goodbye to her husband of 73 years at his funeral on April 17, and positioned a candy be aware on prime of his casket. The monarch signed the be aware along with her nickname — Lillibet — which was given to her as a toddler. As followers of the Royal Family would know, Philip was one of the one individuals who nonetheless referred to as his spouse by the candy, childhood moniker.
Sadly, the Queen needed to sit alone at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, amid social distancing restrictions. She seemed somber, dabbing away tears from her eyes as she arrived, and sporting a black outfit with a brooch, and an identical black hat.
Other attendees included Prince Harry and Prince William, together with their father, Prince Charles. The visitor checklist was restricted to 30 folks below U.Okay. authorities pointers attributable to COVID, so most attendees had been fast relations, together with his kids, and grandchildren. His loss of life comes after a protracted battle with well being issues, together with an unspecified coronary heart situation which not too long ago led to him being hospitalized for over two weeks.
Another member of the family who penned a be aware in honor of Philip was Meghan Markle, 39, who was unable to attend the funeral attributable to well being issues. The Duchess of Sussex watched the service from her dwelling in Santa Barbara, CA whereas pregnant along with her second baby, and despatched over a wreath and a handwritten be aware, Vanity Fair reported. The wreath, which was full of a spread of flowers, was laid for the Duke of Edinburgh throughout the funeral.
The couple particularly requested for the floral association to incorporate eryngium (sea holly), to symbolize the Royal Marines and Acanthus mollis (Bear’s breeches), which is the nationwide flower of Greece, the place Prince Philip’s household hails from. The wreath additionally included campanula, which is an indication of gratitude and eternal love, lavender for devotion, rosemary for remembrance, and roses in honor the late Prince’s delivery month, June. The card that got here with the wreath was handwritten by Meghan.