The Queen looks solitary sitting alone, as she bids a final farewell to husband Prince Philip

The Monarch occupied a row to herself due to Covid-19 restrictions at the funeral of her husband of 73 years, the Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip's funeral procession
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The Queen looked solitary and sombre as she sat alone, quietly bidding farewell to her husband of 73 years today.

The Queen cut a sombre figure today as she bid a final farewell to her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away peacefully in Windsor last week.

The service paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh's love of the sea, with a number of touching details relating to his time spent serving the Royal Navy.

Dressed fully in black, including a black face mask, Her Majesty was able to sit quietly reflecting during the service, which honored the Duke's "humor and humanity".

Philip's coffin was carried on a custom-built Land Rover Defender, which was designed by the Duke himself. The Queen followed in a Bentley with Lady Susan Hussey, her trusted lady-in-waiting.

Walking behind the coffin were the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal - the Duke's oldest children - followed by their siblings the Earl of Wessex and Duke of York.

Due to restrictions relating to Covid-19, the funeral was a smaller, more intimate affair. Philip's family and close friends were in attendance, united in their grief to celebrate Philip's life. During the service,  the Duke of Edinburgh was praised for his "kindness, humour and humanity".

It was no doubt an emotional day for the Queen, who has described Philip previously as her "strength and stay". 

It was reported by the Guardian that the Queen signed off every detail of the service,  which was undoubtedly a wonderful tribute to the Duke.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, particularly Her Majesty, tonight.

Lauren Hughes
Lauren Hughes

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