Exit of the Duke of Edinburgh A Philiantropist and Queens consort


Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on the 10th of June 1921 and he passed on on the 9th of April 2021.

He was educated in France, Germany and Great Britain and he then joined the royal Navy in 1939 when he was 18 years old.

He was a member of the british royal family and the husband of the queen of England Elizabeth II for 73 years .

Prince Philip gave up his job in the Navy after Queen Elizabeth II’s father died and she became Queen.
Ever since then, he became the consort to the queen and gave her his utmost support all through the remaining part of his life time.

He was also known for his passion towards charity work and has worked in capacities such as a patron and also as a president.

It is also known that his interests spanned scientific and technological research and development, the welfare of young people, education, the environment and the encouragement of sport.

One of his popular awards is known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme established In 1956 which offers adventures to young people in the United kingdom and has since expanded to 144 nations.

Prince Philip is also known to care about
wildlife and its conservation.
Some of these organisations which are listed on the Royal Family website includes BirdLife Australia, dedicated to the conservation, study and enjoyment of Australia’s native birds and their habitats, the Mount Everest Foundation, which funds British and New Zealand expeditions to mountainous regions of the world, and the Muscular Dystrophy UK, which provides care and funding research for muscular dystrophies and allied disorders.

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Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest on saturday, the 17th of April, 2021 and the Queen with the Royal family paid their last respects to the Duke in a service held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

The funeral procession at st George’s chapel

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral was a “Ceremonial Royal Funeral”, which is something that is generally reserved for Monarchs.

At 2:40pm on the 17th of April, 2021, the coffin emerged from the State Entrance of Windsor Castle into the Quadrangle, and those in the Quadrangle gave the coffin a Royal Salute before the coffin was placed onto the Land Rover.

The coffin being placed into the land rover
Prince Phillip’s Coffin at the back of the land rover

It was followed by the members of the Royal Family who walked in the procession and the queen left in her state Bentley.

The queen leaving the Windsor castle in her state Bentley

The Procession moved towards St. George’s Chapel, through Engine Court, Chapel Hill Parade Ground and into Horseshoe Cloister, arriving at the West Steps.

Members of the royal family procession arriving at the west steps

The procession route was lined by representatives from the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Highlanders, and 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Air Force.
The King’s Troop fired the minute guns and the Curfew Tower Bell also tolled.

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The kings troop arriving at the windsor castle

The funeral service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor and the service lasted for about 50 minutes and the Archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the Blessing.

During the Service, a small choir of four sang pieces of music which was pre chosen by The Duke of Edinburgh.
The choir was located in the Nave which is away from the seated congregation, and in line with public health guidelines.

The queen was also pictured sitting alone on the pew in the chapel due to covid restrictions.

The queen sitting alone on the pew in st George’s chapel

Following the conclusion of the Service, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin lowered to the royal vault

It is said that the Royal Vault will not be Prince Philip’s final resting place but a temporal place and that when the Queen dies, prince Philip will be transferred to the gothic church’s King George VI memorial chapel to lie alongside his wife of 73 years.

The gothic chapel also houses the remains of the Queen’s father George VI, her mother the Queen Mother, and sister Princess Margaret.

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