Kylie Minogue's touching tribute to late Prince Philip: 'RIP'

Gillian Wolski
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Kylie Minogue has shared a touching tribute to the late Prince Philip, who was laid to rest during a ceremonial funeral in Windsor on Saturday afternoon (UK time).

The Aussie pop princess took to Twitter to share two sweet photos of her and the duke in 2017 when he presented her with the Britain-Australia Society Award as part of his role as the society's patron.

Prince Philip and Kylie Minogue stand together for a photo
Prince Philip and Kylie Minogue in 2017 (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kylie to Philip: 'RIP'

"RIP HRH Prince Philip. What an honour it was to meet at Windsor Castle," Kylie, 52, tweeted.

In the first snap, the "Spinning Around" singer and the duke, then aged 96, stand side-by-side in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.

In the second more candid picture, the pair share a laugh as Prince Philip hands a framed certificate to Kylie, who wore a floor-length floral frock for the special occasion.

The accolade came almost ten years after she was officially invested by the duke's eldest son, Prince Charles as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in July 2008.

Melbourne-born Kylie has split her time between Australia and the UK for most of her 30-year career in the spotlight.

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Prince Philip laughs as he presents Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016
Philip and Kylie share a laugh as he presents her with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016. Photo: Getty Images.

Celebrities pay tribute

Kylie was one of many famous faces who paid tribute to Prince Philip on the day of his funeral at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, who was ousted from the show after his comments about Meghan Markle, also paid his respects on Twitter.

He shared an image of the Queen, 94, sitting by herself in the chapel as per COVID-19 protocol with the caption:

"Has there ever been a more heart-breaking picture of The Queen? The cruel separation and loneliness suffered by so many in this pandemic, now endured by the world’s most famous woman as she says goodbye to her husband of 73 years. Just devastating."

Queen Elizabeth sitting alone at Prince Philip's funeral
The Queen sat alone during the funeral service for her late husband, Prince Philip as per COVID-19 restrictions. Photo: Getty Images.

Earlier in the day, Piers also tweeted: "Thinking of The Queen today as she says goodbye to the love of her life."

One Direction star Liam Payne surprised his fans with his artistic talent as he shared a watercolour painting he had made of Prince Philip in military uniform on Instagram.

In the caption, he explained that he'd finished off the artwork during the funeral service that was broadcast live by the BBC.

Liam Payne's watercolour painting of the late Prince Philip. Photo: Instagram/liampayne.
Liam Payne's watercolour painting of the late Prince Philip. Photo: Instagram/liampayne.

A friend of both Prince Philip and the Queen, Sir David Attenborough shared his memories of having worked with the duke on conservation projects.

He said: "He spoke with a passion...he cared about it, but he also knew about it a lot.

"If people are aware that there are problems (with wildlife conservation), a great deal of that is due to him."

Prince Philip and Sir David Attenborough speak ahead of a luncheon at Windsor Castle on May 7, 2019
Prince Philip with Sir David Attenborough in 2019 (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Philip passed away just two months before his 100th birthday on April 9. He was honoured with a ceremonial royal funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday afternoon (UK time).

The 'no fuss' event was scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was the first time Prince Harry had returned to the UK since he and his wife, Meghan Markle had stepped back as senior royals in January 2020.

Additional reporting by Katie Archer.

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